From education to equipment support to social interactions: Our goal is for deaf and hard of hearing children and young adults to be on par with their hearing peers.
From education to equipment support to social interactions our goal is for deaf/hard of hearing children and young adults to be on par with their hearing peers.
When your child is diagnosed with hearing loss, it can be a stressful time when you are inundated with new information. As parents, relatives and professionals who work with deaf and hard of hearing children, our Board is uniquely aware of the challenges families face when a child has been identified with hearing loss. For over 60 years, we have been a foundation dedicated to providing support to both the child and the family through our wrap around services.
THE POWER OF CLASSES
“Emma has been taking music classes through FHSR’s scholarship program. She is in her first year of preschool and she also does virtual hearing therapy one day a week, which has been really helpful in navigating the new listening environments at school.
Emma started virtual piano lessons this spring, and she’s really liking it so far! Emma’s teacher tells me she is doing great and is already on par with her second year peers, which I wasn’t surprised about but really proud to hear.
The hearing therapist said she has been trying to figure out how Emma has developed such concise and eloquent speech at such a young age with the added complication of hearing loss and that learning about her involvement in music helps connect the dots! I haven’t really put the two together in that way before, but I am endlessly grateful for the access to music and language that you and your program have given her and our family.”
FHSR was started by parents just like you, and we continue to be a Board comprised mostly of parents of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children and professionals that serve children living with hearing loss. We have been where you are, and want to share what we’ve learned.
IN THE NEWS
“It is very difficult to learn that your child has a hearing loss. The grief and fear can be overwhelming. Parents react in different ways. Some families will plunge right in and ask what is needed for their child to develop listening and spoken language. Others just can’t cope…” – Jane Madell | www.hearinghealthmatters.org
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