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
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.
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”Learn More
Chasing Trane Movie Screening at the Davis Theatre
Chasing Trane – Movie Screening at the Davis Theater
April 19, 2018
Join FHSR for a pre-screening reception and viewing of the award winning documentary Chasing Trane – The story of extraordinary saxophonist and composer John Coltrane
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.Learn More