Roselynn is FHSR’s amazing patient champion for our 2022 Annual Appeal!Born with bilateral hearing loss, Roselynn has overcome many obstacles to become the fairytale princess loving talkative singing little girl we know today. Identified with mild to moderate hearing loss, Roselynn was first fitted with hearing aids at Comer Children’s Hospital in 2018. Thanks in […]
Pitch perception and Cochlear Implant users
Did you know that cochlear implant users perceive pitch in an entirely different way than normal hearing listeners? This can sometimes make it difficult for people with cochlear implants to appreciate the melody of music or understand tone of voice. Let’s put this into an analogy on the piano. Pretend that all the keys on […]
Connections Webinar: Creating a music rich environment in homes for infants with hearing loss
Create a music rich environment! How playful interactions at home with music and movement stimulate cognition and foster sound production.
The first book in the FHSR literacy library – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Hear and See How the Grinch Stole Christmas being read and captioned and in ASL
Live from Merit: Music Education for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children with FHSR
Today, visionary music educators are finding that music education especially benefits children who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH).
A conversation with FHSR Music Program Coordinator & Merit School Teacher, Sally Blandon
With all that is happening in today’s world one constant that everyone can relate to is music. In 2019 FHSR made a commitment to bring music classes for deaf/hard of hearing children through our Music To My Ears program (MTME). We started with Early Childhood music classes with our partners at The Old Town School […]
In Memory of FHSR founding Board Member, Louise Hart
Louise Hart, long time Board Director, passed away peacefully at her home on May 1, 2020 at the age of 99. As a founding member of the Foundation for Hearing & Speech Rehabilitation (FHSR), Mrs. Hart helped to shape the mission of the Foundation and provided an unmatched level of commitment to helping individuals who are living with hearing loss.
Summertime Tips for Kids with Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants
Summer time is filled with hot days and water fun! Below are some tips and tricks for maintaining cochlear implants and hearing aid equipment for kids with hearing loss throughout the warm months to avoid damage. Hearing Aids Earmold care Develop a routine for rinsing off earmolds to eliminate any sunscreen/bug spray/bubbles that may have […]
What can parents do to help prepare their toddler for a hearing test?
Does your toddler have an upcoming hearing test with an audiologist? Here are some things you can do ahead of time to help prepare them for the experience. 1. Desensitize your child’s ears. During the audiology appointment, there is going to be a lot of attention placed on your child’s ears. If they […]
Supporting Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children from Identification to Education : Video Recording Now Available
The FHSR Speaker Series 2020: Supporting Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children from Identification to Education webinar recording is now available. Video webinar preview The original FHSR Speaker Series event occurred on February 6, 2020 at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois and featured experts in pediatric hearing loss discussing the current best practices during the journey of DHH children […]