Posted by: hlacentralma | February 1, 2013

HearStrong Foundation teams up with NFL players to shatter stigma attached to hearing loss

By David H. Kirkwood
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SYRACUSE, NY—The HearStrong Foundation was launched nationwide last week with an ambitious mission: to connect with and empower the 80% of those whose hearing loss has not been treated to take control of their hearing health.

Ed Keller, president of the HearStrong Foundation, said its guiding principle is “Change the message, change the world.” Keller, who is also founder and president of the EarQ Group, explained in a January 28 interview with this blog that HearStrong is out to shatter social stigmas and challenge the general perception of hearing loss in our society. It is determined to shift public attention from what people with hearing loss can’t do to celebrating people who have addressed their hearing loss and gone on to great accomplishments.

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