Marvel Comics’ Hawkeye and the Blue Ear Help a Mother and Her Hearing Impaired Son
Published May 23rd 2012 By: Graeme McMillan
Marvel Comics’ Hawkeye is now teaming up with fellow hearing-impaired hero the Blue Ear to help boost one real life kid’s confidence and inspiring him to wear his hearing aid. Pretty good for an archer, right?
The kid in question is four-year-old New Hampshire resident Anthony Smith, who was refusing to wear his “blue ear” hearing aid because, he explained, superheroes don’t wear hearing aids. Desperate for help, Anthony’s mother Christina D’Allesandro wrote to Marvel, hoping to discover a superhero that proved him wrong – and that’s where the man with the bow, arrows and penchant for purple clothing comes in (Maya Lopez a.k.a. Echo is another hearing-impaired character in Marvel’s stable of heroes, although unlike Hawkeye, she is completely deaf and wouldn’t benefit from a hearing aid).
NVRC note: Unfortunately the video along with story is not captioned.
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