Does Hawkeye wear hearing aids?
Odds are, you’re probably at least somewhat aware of Marvel’s Avengers. After all, the beloved comic book characters have gone from first being featured in comic books form in the early 1960s, to, in the last decade alone, lying at the center of the most successful film franchise in history.
The success of these films have spurred countless pieces of merchandise, spinoffs, and games designed to explore other aspects of these characters’ lives, while also making a few extra dollars for Marvel Entertainment and its parent company, Disney.
One such example is a series called Hawkeye, that recently debuted on the Disney+ streaming app. It centers on one of The Avengers most human characters, Clint Barton, more commonly known as Hawkeye — the acrobatic marksman whose story hinges on his love for his family. Another aspect of the character’s story that many viewers and critics have been discussing is one that has gotten our attention, as well: Barton wears a hearing aid throughout the series.
Seeing hearing loss portrayed as normal is a positive thing
Seeing Barton’s hearing loss used as a plot device is a refreshing thing to us as hearing professionals. Why? Because hearing loss is a normal thing!
Although seeing one of “earth’s mightiest superheroes” wear hearing technology might come as quite a surprise to many viewers, in our estimation it makes quite a bit of sense.
After all, considering the number of explosions and other loud noises he and the other Avengers have been exposed to, and the substantial head trauma they’ve no doubt experienced, the bigger mystery is while Beltone Tristate hasn’t been serving the entire Avengers universe for their hearing wellness needs!
You don’t need to be a superhero to need super hearing
Let’s bring this all back to reality: The fact of the matter is that anyone is a potential candidate for hearing aids because hearing loss is a normal part of aging.
Even things like heart health, smoking, poor oral hygiene, a lack of exercise, and yes, intergalactic crime fighting can have a negative affect on your overall hearing health. This is why we strongly encourage that anyone over the age of 50 has an annual hearing exam, so they can start tracking the progress of their hearing health, and intervene as early as possible if and when hearing loss is detected.
Think about your own universe. Think about the loved ones that consider you to be a hero in their lives. Wouldn’t it be a shame to longer be able to hear the sounds of their voices, especially knowing that you have an opportunity to prolong your hearing health longer by acting sooner?
This is precisely why the hearing care professionals at Beltone Tristate take the time to understand your concerns about your hearing needs, the places where you feel you’re having difficulty, as well as the activities that are most important to you. We want you to have the confidence that you deserve in these situations.
So many of our patients have told us that when they know they’re hearing their best, they can suddenly feel their best, too. Don’t you deserve to hear your very best, especially when it means you have the opportunity to have more conversations, share more laughter, and create more memories?
Book your free hearing test at Beltone Tristate today!
Over our time in practice, we’ve helped thousands of people connect with the things that they love through the gift of better hearing.
Our team of professionals has a well-earned reputation for developing personalized relationships with each and every one of our patients. We do this in order to better understand their experience with hearing loss, create tailored recommendations for their type of hearing loss, as well as help them feel that they always have someone by their side who is putting in the time and effort to help them hear their very best.
If you feel that you or a loved one might benefit from getting a hearing test, don’t delay. The sooner we can detect hearing loss, the sooner we can develop solutions to combat its effects. Contact us today!