Anthony D’Allessandro, a 4-year-old who complained to his mother that “superheroes don’t wear hearing aids,” has inspired Marvel Comics to create a new superhero with hearing loss.

The boy’s mother, Christina D’Allessandro, wrote to Marvel and asked if there were any superheroes with hearing loss. In the past, the superhero “Hawkeye” had hearing loss and wore a hearing aid, but that wasn’t good enough for Anthony.

So, Marvel went to the next step, creating “The Blue Ear,” a brand new superhero who has hearing loss, and thanks to a new super hearing aid, can hear the sound of "danger"and  those who cry for help.

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