One of the most frustrating things deaf children will do is close their eyes when you fuss at them. We close our eyes and input stops.
Once I was with a deaf child and his family in a very noisy place and when I said something, he said "Just close your ears." I then had to explain the impossibility.
On further reflection, while we cannot physically close our ears, we can and do close them to things we do not want to hear.
The people of Nineva listened and responded, and did do quickly.
Can we follow their example?