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NFL Players Association and EarQ Expand Hearing Research Program to Chicago

Published: 09/02/2015

Last Updated: 02/21/2018

As part of its research program to better understand former professional football players’ unique relationship with hearing loss, EarQ, with representatives of Sivantos, Inc., worked with the Chicago chapter of the NFL Players Association to provide hearing health check-ups and hearing devices to participating former players at the chapter’s regional meeting.

Isiah Robertson, former linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills

{Pictured from left: Ron Gleitman, vice president of business development for Sivantos, Inc., Isiah Robertson, former linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills, and Ed Keller, president of EarQ.}

Chicago, IL (September 2, 2015)—Following significant player participation at the 2015 NFL Players Association’s (NFLPA) Conference in March, EarQ and the Professional Athletes Foundation (PAF) brought their landmark hearing health research program to the Chicago chapter of the NFLPA.

On August 29 and 30, representatives of EarQ, with several representatives of Sivantos, Inc., provided participating NFLPA members with hearing health screenings and customized EarQ hearing solutions in an effort to continue their research on the correlation between hearing loss and former professional football players.

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.

Future research program events will be held for former players in New Orleans and Las Vegas.

“We’re committed to continuing our efforts to analyze how hearing loss affects the player population and utilizing our resources to educate the players and help them find life-changing hearing solutions,” said Ed Keller, president of EarQ.


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