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.
An Evening of Merit and Music
Join FHSR along with John Hart
Friday, November 2, 2018 starting at 6:00 PM
In Memory of Jill Louise Hart
For an evening of Merit and Music featuring renowned Blues artist and Cochlear Implant user Richard Reed and the students from Merit’s Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-Free Conservatory for a fascinating night of music and sound.
At The Merit School of Music 38 S. Peoria St. Chicago, IL 60607
Friday, November 2, 2018- Reception 6:00 PM Concert begins at 7:45 PM
100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards funding the FHSR Music to My Ears Scholarship Fund celebrating our 60th anniversary & the joy of music for children with hearing loss.
“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.