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When 4-year-old comic book fan Anthony Smith stubbornly refused to wear his hearing aid, his mother decided to bring out the big guns.
Born with no right ear and partial hearing loss in his left, the Salem, MA boy refers to his hearing device as 'blue ear' -- and while it's helped him immeasurably, Anthony suddenly decided that since superheroes didn't use hearing aids, neither would he.
That prompted his mother, Christina D'Allesandro, to email Marvel comics in a desperate attempt to prove to her son that superheroes were, in fact, just like him.
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