Prevent Summer Slide – Tips from the FHSR Education Coordinator

Summer is quickly approaching and we are all eager for the long summer days and warm nights. Before the school year ends, take a moment to review your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan, and all necessary accommodations and modifications are in place for their new classroom environment. To assist you in navigating […]

Mission Matters Interview

FHSR is thrilled to be featured on Missions Matters to discuss hearing loss in newborns and how FHSR is bringing awareness through our 1-3-6 Campaign.  One of our goals is to normalize parents reporting weight, height, and hearing as part of a natural response to how the baby is doing. 1-3-6 Campaign #HowIsTheBaby’sHearing

WGN showcases our MTME – School Based Music Program

   FHSR is thrilled to be featured in a story on WGN, showcasing our Music to My Ears MTME – School Based Music Program and incredible partnerships with Merit School of Music and Child’s Voice. Join FHSR Executive Director Kristen Van Dyke, Sally Blandon from Merit School and Wendy Deters from Childs Voice as they take […]

Tips for Parents Traveling with Kids with Hearing Loss

Traveling with with a child with hearing loss can be a daunting experience, but it doesn’t need to be! We know there are many things to remember and pack for when traveling with children, without thinking about the extra equipment needed for children hearing loss. Before you leave, make sure that you have extra batteries […]

Back to School Tips for DHH Students

We know going back to school can make any student anxious, but it can be especially hard for students with hearing loss, so we asked Jen Haney, the Hart Family Cochlear Implant Education Liaison at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to give us some tips to make the transition from summer […]

Back to School – Tips for Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

As we embark on a new school year and students return to in-person learning, below are some tips to assist your child’s education team in understanding your child and their hearing loss to ensure a positive start to the school year.  We know going back to school can make any parent nervous (and excited), but […]

Reading & Book Recommendations for Kids with Hearing Loss

“How do I read with my baby if they are deaf or hard of hearing?” “How do I encourage my deaf or hard of hearing child to be interested in books?” “How can I share stories with my deaf or hard of hearing child the way I can with my hearing child?” These are common questions […]