Marvel Comics Inspired to Create New Superhero with Hearing Loss

In Blog by Upstate Hearing

Marvel Comics has created a new superhero inspired by a four-year-old with hearing loss.

Anthony Smith refused to wear his hearing aids because his favorite superheroes didn’t wear them. When the boy’s mother emailed Marvel, she was directed to an issue in which Hawkeye had to wear a hearing aid after being injured during a mission.

Then Marvel took it a step further and created The Blue Ear, a brand new superhero who has hearing loss, and thanks for a new super hearing aid, can hear the sound of danger and those who cry for help.


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