EarQ Brings Hearing Health Awareness to Players Throughout the 2014 NBA All-Star Game Weekend in New Orleans

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:58:46 EST

Representatives from EarQ spread hearing loss awareness to members of the National Basketball Retired Players Association during exclusive NBA All-Star Game Weekend events in New Orleans.

Syracuse, NY (February 19, 2014) - For the second year, EarQ worked with members of the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) to advocate the importance of maintaining one’s hearing health throughout activities leading up to the 2014 NBA All-Star Game on February 16.

Local EarQ providers performed free video ear inspections and hearing screenings for the players and discussed hearing health, as well as today’s advanced hearing loss solutions with attendees. EarQ is a member discount program provider for the NBRPA.

During a private event on February 15, the NBRPA joined the EarQ team and representatives of its non-profit organization, the HearStrong Foundation, to give the gift of hearing to three local women, Charlotte Swain, Louise Herbert, and Yvonne E. Johnson, alongside the New Orleans Council on Aging. As a sponsor of the HearStrong Foundation, the NBRPA also assisted the group in honoring 16-year-old Matt Adams as a HearStrong Champion.

Cliff Carey with Matt Adams

Photo: (left) Clifford Carey, communications director of EarQ, and Matt Adams

Diagnosed with hearing loss as an infant, Matt refused to let any challenges keep him from becoming a successful student-athlete. In addition to earning a place on the National Honor Society, the Lafitte, LA native is a championship wrestler and football player. He was named a HearStrong Champion by the foundation because of his efforts to show his community a positive example of overcoming hearing loss and inspiring them to seek solutions for their own hearing challenges.

“We are so proud to work with the NBRPA and provide its members with the finest hearing healthcare services available,” said Clifford Carey, communications director of EarQ. “They understand the importance of maintaining strong communication and their support of the HearStrong Foundation has brought our awareness message to a national audience.”

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