Click here to see the original article on the Daily Herald website from 9/2/15: Batman delivers hearing aids for 6-year-old
A superhero shared his super hearing with a 6-year-old in need of hearing aids at a Naperville hearing health center.
Riley Buckholz, 6, of Burlington, got new hearing aids recently from Batman, his favorite among all superheroes.
Riley’s partial hearing loss was caused by pineal blastoma, a childhood brain tumor about the size of a sunflower seed, said his mother, Adena Buckholz. Riley is receiving free treatment at the Hearing Health Center through support of the Fisher Foundation for Hearing Health Care. Phonak, LLC, donated his special hearing aids, which were decorated with the Batman logo to continue the super hearing theme.
The aids will help Riley hear teachers and peers more clearly so he can perform better in first grade.