The Foundation for Hearing and Speech Resources (FHSR) is a private, non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all children affected by hearing and communication disorders through support, education, and advocacy. Since its founding in 1958, the organization has become a strong voice and source of services in the Midwest for parents and professionals seeking help for children impacted by hearing and communication disorders. Early intervention, medical attention, educational and support services are critical needs that FHSR has supported for over 60 years.
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MEET OUR BOARDS
We believe in the power of community. Therefore the overarching goal of FHSR is to create a community for families in Illinois who have children with hearing loss. Members of the Board of Directors and Associate Board are highly involved in finding interesting and unique ways to bring this group together. From free family concerts to outings at local venues, social media and mentorship programs, our goal is to make sure no child with hearing loss feels isolated or alone. We work to find opportunities for kids of all ages to bond and create strong ties that provide support in their daily lives.
Finding the right organizations with which to partner is crucial in any support service setting, and even more so in the pediatric world. FHSR has always placed the highest priority on its strategic partnerships, from Michael Reese Hospital to Northwestern University to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to the Chicago Hearing Society. For almost sixty years, the Foundation has sought out leading organizations on the forefront of addressing issues surrounding hearing loss. We continue to vet potential partners to help us support our mission and vision creating life changing social service programs and community outreach.
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
As important as it is for these kids to have a community, it is equally as important for families to find other like-situated parents and caregivers. Parent insights and experiences are crucial to keeping the conversation going. By joining our community, you can work together with us to create awareness around issues of pediatric hearing loss and support our kids in their journeys.