Marvel Reveals A New Hero With Cochlear Implants, teaming up with NYC’s Children’s Hearing Institute
Many of you remember the cool story from March 2013 about the hearing aid wearing super hero created by Marvel Custom Solutions (the “Bullpen”) and Phonak USA named Blue Ear, created for Salem NH’s Anthony Smith at the request of his mother Christina D’Allesandro (uncaptioned news video here). Well, a new hero with a hearing assisted device was teased and then revealed this past Saturday: In a team up with NYC’s Children’s Hearing Institute, Marvel has created the new hero Sapheara. She is equipped with bilateral cochlear implants, and has a gem necklace that protects against danger.
According to the fan site TheOuthousers.com, “While Sapheara may not quite be in the 616, she will be appearing in a comic with Iron Man and Blue Ear. The comic will be produced by Marvel Custom Solutions, led by Bill Rosemann.”
You can order a free copy of the Iron Man poster from Phonak USA at this link.