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.

In 2018 FHSR is proud to announce our partnership with The Merit School of Music and The Old Town School of Music to create the Music To My Ears Scholarship Fund commemorating the Foundation’s 60th Anniversary.

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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Upcoming events

Bowling with Friends

Sunday February 10, 2019 1:00 pm - Pinstripes 100 Oakbrook Center Oak Brook Il

Calling all kids with Hearing loss ages 5 and up
Join the FHSR Associate Board on Sunday February 10
at Pinstripes in Oakbrook 1-3pm
for a fun gathering of Bowling and Pizza.

Join Us

Rock the Town for Hearing

Saturday April 6, 2019 6:30 pm - Old Town School of Folk Music 4544 N Lincoln Ave • Chicago, Il 60625

Join FHSR as Rock the Town to raise money for early childhood Music Scholarships for deaf and hard of hearing children

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Cheers for Ears – A Hearing Hoedown

Sunday April 7, 2019 11:00 am - Columbia College Stage 2 600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, Il 60605

Join the FHSR and the FHSR Associate Board at the 8th annual
Cheers for Ears : A Country & Western Jamboree – Our free family concert!
Grab your cowboy boots and be ready for some country western fun!

Register Here

In the news

Holiday Travel with CIs and Hearing Aids – A Handy Checklist

The holiday season is upon us! December is one of the busiest travel months of the year. How can you assure that you have a successful, low-stress vacation with your Cochlear Implant (CI) or Hearing Aid (HA) kid?  Plan, plan, plan, and then prepare!

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What to Look For When Signing Up for Health Insurance

The 2018 open enrollment period for the healthcare marketplace ends after December 15, 2018. As the parent of a child with hearing loss that has been forced to get new health insurance every year for the last seven years (our plans were “no longer offered,” i.e., cancelled, each year), I understand how hard it can be to choose a health insurance plan.  If possible, work with your employer’s human resources department to pick a plan.  For the rest of us without that option, here are a few tips to consider when choosing an insurance plan for you and your family.  We provide additional resource links for more tips.

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Join FHSR for an Evening of Merit and Music!

FHSR is proud to welcome legendary musician Richard Reed on Friday, November 2nd for our An Evening of Merit and Music featuring the Merit School of Music students from the Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-Free Conservatory for a night of music and storytelling.

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FHSR Short Historical Documentary

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Miguel’s Story with FHSR and Cheers for Ears!

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