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 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.

Music To My Ears Scholarship Fund

One year of tuition-free early childhood music classes

60th Anniversary FHSR Logo

The Foundation for Hearing & Speech Rehabilitation (FHSR) is proud to partner with The Merit School of Music and The Old Town School of Music to create the Music To My Ears Scholarship Fund commemorating the Foundation’s 60th Anniversary. The Scholarship will provide one-year of tuition-free early childhood music classes to children (ages birth–four) who are deaf/hard of hearing living in Chicago and the surrounding Suburbs.

Music to My Ears Scholarships will start January 2019, applications are currently available.


Giant Steps – FHSR presents Chasing Trane

Join FHSR for a pre-screening reception and viewing of the award winning documentary Chasing Trane  – The story of extraordinary saxophonist and composer John Coltrane.

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Bowling with Friends

A Bowling Pizza Party for Kids living with Hearing loss

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Cheers for Ears – Kid-Chella

Get your groove on at Kid-chella and join the FHSR and the FHSR Associate Board at the 7th annual Cheers for Ears free family concert celebrating the Joy of Music for Kids with Hearing Loss.

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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.