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One issue that continues to work against Ravens LB Sergio Kindle is the permanent loss of hearing in his left ear because of the fractured skull he sustained during the summer of 2010. To get around that, the Ravens are exploring the possibility of a helmet equipped with a microphone so Kindle can hear his teammates better on the field, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports. "It sounded like a good idea," Kindle said of the plan. "It was just something that was thrown in the air. It sounded good, if possible." Even though it levels the playing field, such a device could be perceived as giving Kindle and the Ravens an unfair advantage and would have to meet the NFL's approval. There is precedent, however, thanks to former Redskinsrunning back Larry Brown who was hearing-impaired in one ear, so a hearing aid was installed in his helmet to helped relay the snap count. Brown went on to play in four Pro Bowls and was league MVP in 1972. Source: NFL.com
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