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
Pitch perception and Cochlear Implant users
Did you know that cochlear implant users perceive pitch in an entirely different way than normal hearing listeners? This can sometimes make it difficult for people with cochlear implants to appreciate the melody of music or understand tone of voice. Let’s put this into an analogy on the piano. Pretend that all the keys on the piano represent the normal hearing range. People with normal hearing can distinguish all of the different sounds that each of these 88 keys make thanks to the basilar membrane inside the cochlea. (A video illustrating how the basilar membrane functions is linked here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC4H93V-I7A) …Learn More
The first book in the FHSR literacy library – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Hear and See How the Grinch Stole Christmas being read and captioned and in ASLLearn More
Move for Kids with Mal’s Pals and FHSR
Sunday May 16, 2021 11:00 am
Move for Kids activities and events will be held between
May 14 – May 16.
Join FHSR and Mals Pals as we Walk and Run for Lurie Children’s Hospital
There will be virtual and small group activities, fitness challenges and celebrations throughout this weekend.