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Landmark Research Program Allows EarQ and the NFL Players Association to Learn the Game's Impact

Published: 03/25/2015

Last Updated: 03/25/2015

In order to better understand former professional football players’ unique relationship with hearing loss and help improve their quality of life, EarQ and the NFL Players Association teamed to provide hearing health check-ups and hearing devices to participating former players throughout the 2015 NFL Players Association Convention in Maui, HI.

EarQ and the NFLPA in Maui

Maui, HI (March 25, 2015)— Throughout its 2015 conference in Maui, Hawaii, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) teamed with EarQ to continue their research on the correlation between hearing loss and former professional football players.

From March 19-21, representatives of EarQ, including select EarQ providers from across the U.S., provided participating NFLPA members with hearing health screenings and customized hearing solutions.

All testing data acquired will help EarQ and the NFLPA more accurately identify the connection, prevalence, and extent of hearing loss throughout the player population and help ensure larger steps can be taken to help enrich the lives of NFLPA members.

“We are very proud to help support the NFLPA’s efforts improve their members’ quality of life,” said Ed Keller, president of EarQ. “We are looking very closely at how hearing loss affects the player population and are committed to utilizing our resources to not only educate the players about their hearing health, but help them find life-changing solutions as well.”

About the NFL Players Association

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is a non-profit, professional sports union that protects the best interests and welfare of all NFL players. It serves as the exclusive bargaining agent for all NFL players in collective bargaining. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players’ interests. The NFLPA is governed by a Board of Player Representatives, acting in accordance with the NFLPA Constitution and federal labor laws. The NFLPA’s responsibilities include: Representing all players in matters concerning wages, hours and working conditions and protecting their rights as professional football players; ensuring that the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement are met; negotiating and monitoring retirement and insurance benefits; providing other member services and activities; providing assistance to charitable and community organizations; enhancing and defending the image of players and their profession, on and off the field. For more information, visit www.NFLPlayers.com.


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