EarQ and the NFL Players Association Continue Hearing Loss Research with Former Football Players

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Through a continued partnership, the NFLPA and EarQ are able to meet the growing hearing healthcare needs of former professional football players.

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'This research program gives us the unique opportunity to dig deeper into the hearing health of many former players and educate them on the appropriate solutions for an improved quality of life.' -- Clifford Carey, vice president of communications for EarQ

Furthering an ongoing five-year relationship, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and EarQ advanced their research program concerning the link between hearing loss and professional football players at the NFLPA’s 2016 annual conference in Maui, Hawaii.

From March 20–23, EarQ, along with EarQ providers delivered hearing screenings and customized hearing device fittings to participating NFLPA members, who are former pro players.

With the data collected through this program, EarQ and the NFLPA can more accurately identify hearing health concerns within the former football player population while also working toward reducing the occurrence of hearing loss in current players.

“We are thrilled about our continued partnership with the NFLPA and our ability to be at the forefront of hearing healthcare education and awareness,” said Clifford Carey, vice president of communications for EarQ. “This research program gives us the unique opportunity to dig deeper into the hearing health of many former players and educate them on the appropriate solutions for an improved quality of life.”

About EarQ:
A prestigious nationwide network of independent hearing healthcare providers, EarQ utilizes innovative business and marketing practices as well as national public awareness efforts to advocate for excellence in the industry and patient care. Through its 1,400 hearing healthcare provider locations nationwide, EarQ helps to provide greater access to quality hearing healthcare services and products. For more information, visit earq.com.

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 http://www.nflpa.com.

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