Listen ... Hear

The Foundation for Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation (FHSR) is focused on funding programs that allow children with deafness/ hearing loss to fully participate in all aspects of life. From education to equipment support to social interactions our goal is for these children to be on par with their hearing peers.

To make this a reality the Foundation directly funds the following key support positions at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago: Hart Family Cochlear Implant Education Coordinator, Audiology Hearing Aid Technician, Loaner Hearing Aid Bank, and Bilingual Social Workers.

FHSR recently created a partnership with the Chicago Hearing Society through their CHOICES program to fund the expansion of the READ literacy program. Through our key partnerships we strive to meet the needs of today’s child living with hearing loss.

FHSR strives to assure that individuals with hearing disorders have the opportunity to develop to their full potential, enjoy the same social and educational opportunities as their peers, and lead healthy and fulfilling lives. We accomplish this important purpose by identifying and then raising the funds to support the most innovative clinical services, research, and educational training programs in the Midwest.


Join Team FHSR as we Move for the Kids!

Saturday, June 10 | 9:00 a.m. | Soldier Field
By participating as part of the FHSR team, you will help raise awareness and vital funds for treatment and Audiology support services for Lurie Children’s kids, like our Patient Champion, Leor Braun.

Leor was born with an 18q deletion genetic defect, which comes with a long list of possible medical and developmental complications, including hearing loss. At six months, Leor received two BAHA’s (Bone Anchored Hearing Aids) on a soft-band. Today, Leor’s BAHAs have a made a tremendous difference for him and he communicates with both sign and spoken language.

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Cheers for Ears Kid-A-Palooza

Thanks for Joining FHSR at Kid-A-Palooza !

Where we celebrated the Power of Hearing and the Joy of Music
with Joel Frankel and the Music Merrimakers

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Patient Stories


Super Kid

“The reason Ethan is doing so well with his communication and language skills is his implant,” she says. He’s not a typical kid with hearing loss because he has so many other medical issues, so giving him access to sound has been amazing.”


Super Kid

Payton – created and illustrated her own book on how much she loves her CIs. Her family drives 275 miles for Payton’s annual audiology appointments but they do not mind. “It’s a real comfort to now that Lurie Children’s has a whole team of physicians, audiologists, education coordinators, social workers, and other working together,” says Payton’s mom, Crystal. “Its especially important when you’re a new parent being drawn into the hearing loss world.”


Super Mom

“Our girls would not be where they are today without the wonderful doctors, audiologists and hearing aid technicians at Lurie Children’s.