In a first for an American Girl doll, the new doll for 2020 has hearing loss and wears a hearing aid, ‘Good Morning America’ reports.
Each American Girl doll comes with her own story and according to her story, Joss was born deaf in her left ear. She can hear some out of her right ear with the help of a hearing aid that comes with the doll as an accessory.
“Whether she’s on her surfboard or in the gym, Joss shows girls the importance of trying new things, pushing past stereotypes, and being a good team player,” American Girl said in a statement as the company unveiled the new character.
The popular dolls are eagerly awaited by young girls each year.