February 1, 2017

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is excited to welcome back EarQ to the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana, from February 17-19.

EarQ will provide hearing screenings at the DoubleTree Hotel for NBRPA members on Friday, February 17, and Saturday, February 18, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. CT. This gives members an understanding of their unique hearing needs and how they can protect their hearing in the future. They will also provide members with the hearing technology, thanks to the new healthcare initiative with the NBRPA and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). These services are open to all members and are absolutely free!

“It is essential to one’s overall health and well-being to become better educated on the health issues associated with hearing loss,” says Clifford Carey, Vice President of Communications at EarQ. “Risk-factors such as diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease, and more, are connected to hearing loss. These conditions can be especially frequent in an aging population, so education is key.”

EarQ has partnered with the NBRPA at past events such as the Legends World Sports Conference and NBA All-Star Weekends. The collaboration has yielded amazing results for all.

“Since our relationship began with the NBRPA in 2012, it has been our focus to promote hearing health education and overall health and well-being to members,” says Carey. “These events allow us to spread hearing health awareness to current and former players, as well as their fans. We look forward to bringing in our hearing professionals once again to screen members free of charge and provide hearing solutions to them, when needed.”

EarQ hearing devices provide life-changing results, advanced technology available in a variety of models, styles and features to fit individual hearing needs, lifestyles and budgets.

Carey also noted that they are happy to provide their services to NBRPA members’ family members and will be offering unique community engagement possibilities and possible sponsorship opportunities as well.

Members can visit EarQ.com for more information or contact NBRPA Senior Vice President of Partnership, Scott Rochelle, at 847-736-1328 or srochelle@legendsofbasketball.com.

About the National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Thurl Bailey, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Eldridge Recasner, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., David Naves, Johnny Newman and Casey Shaw.

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 provide greater access to quality hearing healthcare services and products.