Thanks to funding by FHSR the CHS Read Literacy Program is expanded to support deaf /hard of hearing children in Central and Southern Illinois.
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 10 years and Jim Borovsky who has been a Director for over 25 years.
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 the art sound testing booths named in its honor.
Cheers for Ears – started the free family concert series to encourage music appreciation for children with hearing loss
Creation of the Hart Family Cochlear Implant Education Coordinator position
FHSR Partners with Children’s Memorial Hospital now renamed the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to support Dr. Nancy Young’s Audiology Department and Cochlear Implant clinic.
A focus on Pediatric hearing loss.
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.
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.
Siegel Institute programs are formally established at Northwestern University.