We have a rich history with involvement from countless donors and board members for over 60 years, allowing us to create innovative programming to support families affected by hearing loss.
Dorothy Meyer, pictured here with Herbert Stern, Jr., and colleague Morton Schamberg started holding lip reading classes in the basement of the Meyer home. Dr. Robert Henner, Otologist, at Michael Reese Hospital had a vision of establishing a clinic to support individuals with hearing loss and speech issues. As a precursor to FHSR, Meyer and Read More
Robert Henner Hearing And Speech Center
Establishment of the Robert Henner Hearing and Speech Center at Michael Reese Hospital of Chicago. The Center answered a great need: the organization developed speech and rehabilitation programs and classes for children and adults, most of whom had hearing loss.
FHSR adapts to the changing times and strategically steers the organization forward into a new decade. This period also marks the start of a multi-year process to migrate the programs from Michael Reese to Northwestern University.
Supporting Critical Medical Research
FHSR makes the decision to support critical medical research 1990, beginning with support for Dr. Nina Krause through seed funding to establish her laboratory at Northwestern University and her Auditory research. Dr. Krause has since gone on to be one of the top researchers in the world in Auditory related issues.
Hearing Screening For Newborns Act
The Illinois Legislation passes the Hearing Screening for Newborns Act requiring all hospitals to conduct hearing screening of all newborn infants. If a child fails the screening they are referred for additional hearing screening.
Change of Focus
A focus on Pediatric hearing loss.
Move For the Kids
Lurie Children’s Move for the Kids: FHSR participates in the inaugural 5K walk celebrating the move from the original location of Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago in Lincoln Park to the new hospital in the Streeterville neighborhood. In moving to the new facility, FHSR was honored to have 5 of the 7 new state of Read More
Honoring our Long Term Board of Directors
FHSR A Night of Service honors the dedicated Board Directors with a reception to highlight their years of service. Honored that night were Pat Livingston, whose parents were founding members of FHSR and Louise Hart who has sat on the Board for over 50 years. In addition, Carey Gelfand who served as Chair for over Read More
Read Literacy Program Funding
Thanks to funding by FHSR the CHS Read Literacy Program is expanded to support deaf /hard of hearing children in Central and Southern Illinois.
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