Sunday, January 15, 2012

Drew Brees And Son: Autism Rumors Unsubstantiated

The Daily Decibel has received indication of rumours that Drew Brees' son has a disability. We'd like to state that these rumours are unsubstantiated. This means we have no reason to believe that Drew Brees' son has a disability or disease.

You'll remember we first highlighted Drew Brees many months ago for attending to the needs of his son during the New Orleans Saint's Super Bowl 44 Victory Celebration. You may recall that Drew Brees' son, Baylen Brees, was shown wearing earmuffs (apparently quite strong ones, at that).

Well, as far as we know, Drew Brees' son is alive and well and does not have any diseases.

Now, if you were thinking of Drew taking good care of his son and helping him to breathe in best fashion, you may have seen the video. Here's video of a WWLTV televised commercial featuring Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his son Baylen:

WWLTV - TV Commercial with Drew Brees And Son

Brees and Baylen commercial

You see? Baylen Brees is doing well. He's almost 3 years old now!

We published the following post in 2011, about Drew Brees and his son Baylen Brees..........

Wow. Talk about a pretty picture. Gotta love the loving care Drew Brees is providing his son, Baylen, in this scene from their celebration of winning the Super Bowl in 2010. Thanks to for sending us this link and supporting information for why Drew has provided his son with those helpful earmuffs.

Photo credit: Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press

DULL THE ROAR - After guiding the New Orleans Saints to Super Bowl glory, quarterback Drew Brees shared the moment with his son, Baylen, 1, who wore protective earmuffs.

An excerpt from the New York Times article:

For football fans, the indelible image of last month's Super Bowl might have been quarterback Drew Brees's fourth-quarter touchdown pass that put the New Orleans Saints ahead for good. But for audiologists around the nation, the highlight came after the game — when Mr. Brees, in a shower of confetti, held aloft his 1-year-old son, Baylen.

Hearing loss from exposure to loud noises is cumulative and irreversible; if such exposure starts in infancy, children can live "half their lives with hearing loss," said Brian Fligor, director of diagnostic audiology at Children's Hospital Boston.

See the following link for the full New York Times coverage: Want A Better Listener? Protect Those Ears.

Thank God for those ear muffs, Baylen!
Thanks to for alerting us to the following guideline for noise exposure to children from the World Health Organization (


Thank You, Noise Help Dot Com, for alerting us to the guidelines for noise exposure.

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