Five-year-old Anthony Smith really loves superheroes.

And because superheroes don’t wear hearing aids, the little boy from Salem, New Hampshire, who is deaf in one ear and partially deaf in the other, didn’t want to wear one either.

"One morning he told me he didn’t want to wear his hearing aid anymore because superheroes don’t have blue ears," his mother, Christina D’Allesandro, told the Union Leader. "I told him that this just wasn’t true."

Desperate to help her son, D’Allesandro sent an email to Marvel Comics, asking them if there were any hearing-impaired superheroes.

They created one.

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