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 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.