EarQ representatives will educate current and former players about hearing loss and its current treatments.
Syracuse, NY (January 30, 2013) – Throughout the pre-game activities in New Orleans, representatives from EarQ will work with members of the NFL Players Association to advocate the importance of maintaining one’s hearing health.
The EarQ team will be highlighted at the annual Smocks & Jocks Jazz Brunch and Art Auction, an event that raises funds for the Gene Upshaw Players Assistance Trust Fund and the Terence Blanchard & Robin Burgess Endowment for Jazz Studies at the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts. In addition to discussing hearing loss and its advanced treatment options, the EarQ team will also explain the EarQ Hearing Education and Discount Program for the NFL Players Association. It is a value-added program that assists current and former players, as well as members of their families, on their journey to better hearing.
“Being selected to educate the players and former players about their hearing health is a real honor,” said Ed Keller, president of EarQ. “We are so proud to be a part of this unforgettable event.”
Professional football players are largely susceptible to hearing loss, mostly due to their overexposure to the dangerously high decibel (db) levels found in most stadiums. At field-level, the average noise can reach over 100 decibels, a level that can begin to cause hearing damage after only 15 minutes of exposure.
EarQ and the NFL Players Association will also support The HearStrong Foundation as it honors one of its first HearStrong Champions, Paul Szemborski Jr., at the event. Paul, a 17-year-old football player from Jasper, TX, recently conquered his hearing loss with the help of hearing devices so that he could succeed on and off of the field.