Listen and Learn:

In the United States for every 1,000 children born, 3 will have hearing loss and 40% of those children will be deaf.

According to the World Health Institute, deafness is America’s leading birth defect. Since FHSR was founded in 1958 we have been committed to providing the best care and support necessary to children with hearing loss and their families.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association states that the number of Americans living with a hearing loss has doubled in the past 30 years. More than 31 million Americans had hearing loss in 2004. There are 24.1 million individuals with a hearing loss who do not own a hearing aid device. About 60,000 cochlear implants have been implemented in the past 20 years—about one half in adults and one half in children.

One of the fastest growing populations with hearing loss is teenagers. Research shows that one in five teens in the United States has a hearing loss due to high-volume sounds in daily life such as headphones emitting loud music and excessive traffic noise.

The CDC reports that each year more than 12,000 babies are born with a hearing loss in the United States; often the cause is unknown. According to the World Health Institute, deafness is America’s leading birth defect.

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

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Special Considerations for Parents Raising a Teeenager with Hearing Loss


Many parents raising teenagers face challenging times
but most parents do not have the added challenge of
raising a teenager with hearing loss.

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Giant Steps – FHSR presents Chasing Trane


Join FHSR for a pre-screening reception and viewing of the award winning documentary Chasing Trane  – The story of the life and music of extraordinary saxophonist and composer, John Coltrane.
at the Davis Theater Thursday April 19, 2018 6:30 pm

This event kicks off the Music to My Ears Scholarship Fund
celebrating FHSR’s 60th anniversary & the joy of music for children with hearing loss.

John Coltrane was an award winning American jazz composer and saxophonist.
This documentary has garnered awards at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival and the IDFA as an Official Selection movie.

Award winning Director, John Scheinfeld digs in deep to get the stories behind this innovator and his music.  In a movie that has been described as engrossing and at times worshiping, it is the definitive bio-pic on this incredible musician.

VIP tickets – $150 Include a champagne reception, meet &
greet with the executive producer and VIP Seating.

General Tickets – $100 Include a reception prior to the screening and general seating.

Student/Music Teacher Tickets – $25 Include general seating.

The Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625



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Bowling with Friends


The Associate Board invites kids ages 5-14 living with hearing loss to join them at 2pm on Sunday, March 4th at Pinstripes in Oakbrook Center Mall, Oak Brook, IL
FHSR celebrates hearing and meeting new friends at this fun family event.
A $5.00 donation for each Bowler is asked to help support the FHSR Music Scholarship Program.

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