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 […]

Roselynn’s Story

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 […]

Reading: It’s More Than Just the Words on a Page

You have heard it a thousand times before: Reading is one of the most important things you can do for your child! As you’re stuck in quarantine, I’m sure reading has quickly become one of your go-to activities. Reading provides children with rich language, but it’s more than reading the words on the page. It […]