Raising Hearing Loss Awareness
EarQ members joined the Kansas City Chiefs on October 21, 2014 to offer hearing health screenings to the youngest members of the Kansas City community in support of the October 2014 NFL & United Way Hometown Huddle event.
The EarQ team provided the children of Kansas City with greater access to hearing healthcare services as part of the 2014 event that was hosted by the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. Audiologists from several organizations provided hearing screenings and video ear inspections to local children. Participating healthcare providers included representatives and audiologists from the EarQ team, Team Smile, Boys Town National Research Hospital, and Sertoma Speech and Hearing.
“In partnering with the Kansas City Chiefs, our goal is to further hearing loss awareness and encourage greater adoption of hearing solutions in the community and beyond,” said Clifford Carey, communications director of EarQ. “It is appropriate to host the event in Kansas City, given that just last year Chiefs fans broke the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd noise at an outdoor sports stadium with a decibel level of 137.5.”
The October event in Kansas City was the most recent joint effort between EarQ and members of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) to create community forums for providing hearing health care, discussing hearing loss and hearing health solutions, and encouraging people in various communities around the country to make hearing health a priority.