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

An Evening of Merit and Music

Join FHSR along with John Hart
Friday, November 2, 2018 starting at 6:00 PM 
For an evening of Merit and Music featuring renowned Blues artist and Cochlear Implant user Richard Reed and the students from Merit’s Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-Free Conservatory for a fascinating night of music and sound.

At The Merit School of Music 38 S. Peoria St. Chicago, IL 60607

Friday, November 2, 2018- Reception 6:00 PM Concert begins at 7:45 PM

100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards funding the FHSR Music to My Ears Scholarship Fund celebrating our 60th anniversary & the joy of music for children with hearing loss.

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In the news

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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Cheers & Beers for Ears – A Big Success!

A big thank you to everybody who made Cheers & Beers for Ears 2018 a rousing success! The FHSR Associate Board could not have done it without the help of our fabulous supporters. We also want to thank Loukia, Dave Wzorek, and Out of Hours!

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Important News: Insurance Coverage for Children’s Hearing Aids

On August 23, 2018, Governor Bruce Rauner signed HB4516 requiring Illinois insurance companies to provide coverage for hearing instruments for children under the age of 18. The bill is effective immediately, which means that insurers will begin providing this benefit with policies issued after today. If you have a claim denied, please report it to the Illinois Department of Insurance.

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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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