Listen ... Hear
The Foundation for Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation (FHSR) is focused on funding programs that allow children and young adults 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 and young adults to be on par with their hearing peers.
To make this a reality the Foundation focuses on three areas of programming
Clinical Services * Education * Music
FHSR Clinical Programming: FHSR directly funds these key support positions at The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago:
The Hart Family Cochlear Implant Education Coordinator, Bilingual Social Workers and the Loaner Hearing Aid Bank.
FHSR Education Programming: FHSR partners with the Chicago Hearing Society through their CHOICES program to fund the expansion of the READ literacy program and DEAR Day throughout Central and Southern Illinois.
FHSR Music Programming: Created to commemorate the Foundation’s 60th anniversary in 2018, the Music to My Ears Program provides tuition free early childhood music classes, individual instrument lessons along with classroom and after school programing, to bring music into the lives of children living with hearing loss.
Cheers for Ears – Around the World
- Columbia College Stage 2 618 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, Il 60605
We have had to postpone the 9th annual Cheers for Ears – Around the World, FHSR’s free family concert celebrating the joy of music and the power of hearing, until Fall 2020. We hope to have a new date soon!
Move for the Kids with Mal’s Pals and FHSR
Sunday May 17, 2020 11:00 am - Your own neighborhood
Over the years we have been so inspired by the FHSR Move for Kids participants. Our community has come together under blue skies and rainstorms, because we’d do anything to provide a healthier future for every child. And this year, due to COVID-19, we’ll be rallying our community in a way we never have before …
“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.