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 will commemorate its 60th Anniversary in 2018 with the creation of Music to My Ears, an early childhood music scholarship program for deaf/ hard of hearing children ages’ birth to 4 years with the Merit School of Music and Old Town School of Folk Music of Chicago
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.
Bowling with Friends
Sunday February 10, 2019 1:00 pm - Pinstripes 100 Oakbrook Center Oak Brook Il
Calling all kids with Hearing loss ages 5 and up
Join the FHSR Associate Board on Sunday February 10
at Pinstripes in Oakbrook 1-3pm
for a fun gathering of Bowling and Pizza.
Rock the Town for Hearing
Saturday April 6, 2019 6:30 pm - Old Town School of Folk Music 4544 N Lincoln Ave • Chicago, Il 60625
Join FHSR as Rock the Town to raise money for early childhood Music Scholarships for deaf and hard of hearing children
Cheers for Ears – A Hearing Hoedown
Sunday April 7, 2019 11:00 am - Columbia College Stage 2 600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, Il 60605
Join the FHSR and the FHSR Associate Board at the 8th annual
Cheers for Ears : A Country & Western Jamboree – Our free family concert!
Grab your cowboy boots and be ready for some country western fun!
“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.”
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.”
“Our girls would not be where they are today without the wonderful doctors, audiologists and hearing aid technicians at Lurie Children’s.