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.

FSHR will commemorate its 60th Anniversary in 2018 with the creation of Music to My Earsan early childhood music scholarship program for deaf/ hard of hearing children ages’ birth to 5 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.


Cheers & Beers for Ears!

Join the FHSR Associate Board for Bites, Beers and the best Fries in Chicago
while you donate to a great cause.

Cheers & Beers for Ears!
Friday, Oct 13,2017
5:00-9:00 PM

Frietkoten in the Chicago French Market
131 N. Clinton, Between Washington and Randolph
Chicago, IL

Money raised will support children living with hearing loss by funding the loaner hearing aid banks in Chicago Pediatric Audiology Departments
3 Tickets for $25.00 – can be used for fries or beer

Eat…Drink…Be Merry…Do Good:
The perfect way to celebrate a Friday the 13th!

FHSR Speaker Series – featuring Dr. Kate Gfeller – The Intersection of Music Appreciation and Cochlear Implants

In the spirit of learning, this innovative presentation will explore the understanding of and appreciation for hearing and music perception by individuals affected with hearing loss. A lively discussion will follow on the future of music appreciation within the context of today’s technological advances.
Tickets are complimentary
Donations made in honor of this presentation will fund the FHSR Music to My Ears Scholarship Fund, providing one-year free access to early childhood music classes for children who are deaf/hard of hearing at The Merit School of Music and the Old Town School of Folk Music.

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

Watch the Video.

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.