Partners Matter

Finding the right organizations with which to partner is crucial in any support service setting, and even more so in the pediatric world. FHSR has always placed the highest priority on its strategic partnerships, from Michael Reese Hospital to Northwestern University, and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to the Chicago Hearing Society. For almost sixty years, the Foundation has sought out leading organizations on the forefront of addressing issues surrounding hearing loss. We continue to vet potential partners to help us support our mission and vision creating life changing social service programs and community outreach.

To this, we are always seeking partners to help us expand our reach and increase our services while maintaining the highest caliber of programming.  Organizations looking to fund in the areas of pediatric hearing loss support need look no further than FHSR.  By creating a strategic partnership with FHSR other hospitals, private foundations, corporations, and nonprofit organizations can affect meaningful change in deaf/ hard of hearing children’s lives. 

Programs currently under consideration for expansion include the Hart Family Cochlear Implant Education Coordinator, the READ Literacy program and free family events for this unique community. 

Programs Available –

  • Chicago Hearing Society / CHOICES
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Top Ranked Surgeon, Dr. Young
  • HART Family Cochlear Implant Education Coordinator
  • Social Workers
  • Hearing Aid Technician


All interested organizations should contact

Kristen Van Dyke, Executive Director

[email protected]

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Listen and Learn

Upcoming events

An Evening of Merit and Music

Please Join FHSR and the Merit School of Music
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM
for an evening of Music featuring
Richard Reed and Members of the Merit Conservatory
A reception will be held prior to the concert

Before losing his hearing to antibiotics, renowned Blues musician and Cochlear Implant user, Richard Reed played piano and Hammond organ with Junior Walker & the All Stars, Otis Rush, Roomful of Blues and many other R&B, Blues and Rock & Roll bands.
Due to late onset deafness, Mr. Reed was unable to appreciate music for close to ten years until he underwent cochlear implant surgery in 2002.

Using a digital keyboard, Mr. Reed demonstrates how notes and scales evolve into simple melodies, harder-to-discern harmonies, and whole songs;  Interspersed with his own light-hearted and informative personal take on the frustrating challenges and rich rewards of “CI music”

Join Us

In the news

Liam’s Cochlear Implant and Dr Young

Cancer may have taken away his hearing for most of his childhood, but it never took away his hope. Thanks to a cochlear implant surgery, he’s hearing the world around him for the first time in seven years #allforyour1


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FHSR Short Historical Documentary


Miguel’s Story with FHSR and Cheers for Ears!