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Chicago Hearing Society is very pleased to announce that CHS received the award for Best Interpreting Service.

If you want to enjoy the sounds of summer for years to come, take precautions now.

When the current season of “Project Runway” debuted on July 18th, it featured the show’s first deaf contestant, Justin LeBlanc.

Syracuse, NY (June 17th, 2013) – Brian McCaskey and Mark Scoggins are used to interacting with championship athletes, but they recently meet three very different kinds of champions.

CHS Hearing Aid BankBy donating your old hearing aids to Chicago Hearing Society's Hearing Aid Bank, you can help ensure everyone has the opportunity to improve their quality of life through better hearing. Chicago Hearing Society accepts donations of new and used hearing aids, which are reconditioned and reprogrammed for qualified individuals through our Hearing Aid Bank.

When people do not qualify for Medicaid or other public benefits they can apply for our Hearing Aid Bank, which charges on a sliding fee basis. Thanks to contributions from foundations and individual supporters, qualified individuals are offered a hearing evaluation, hearing aid consultation, hearing aid fitting and follow-up care after the hearing aids are dispensed. The Hearing Aid Bank is at the heart of Chicago Hearing Society's Hearing Health Clinic. The program has been going strong for more than 50 years, but your help is needed to keep it going.

If you are interested in supporting the Hearing Aid Bank, please contact CHS at 773-248-9121 (voice) or 773-248-9174 (TTY) or AskCHS@anixter.org for more information.

Chicago Hard of HearingThe Chicago Fire Department and the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities are providing free accessible smoke detectors for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.*

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is thrilled to share that a new online closed captioning deadline is upon us -- March 30, 2013.  The NAD was a key leader along with other consumer organizations in the push to pass the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) which requires access to online programming that has previously been shown on television with captions.  Following the passage of the CVAA, the NAD participated heavily in the FCC rulemaking process where the FCC established specific rules for the enforcement of the CVAA.  The FCC published its rules for Internet captioning last winter and in the spring released a schedule of deadlines.

Marlee Matlin in Landmark 'Switched at Birth' Episode

marymulcroneChicago Hearing Society’s Mary Mulcrone
Mentorship Program

presents its

2nd Annual Day of Mentoring

Saturday, April 27, 2013

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Anixter Center, Polk Conference Room, 3rd Floor
2032 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago

Dr.  Gloria Wong receives the award for Outstanding Audiology Services from the State of Illinois Department of Human Services

Hear the Cheers! Campaign Scores $18,200 to Help Young Female Athletes

Money Will Purchase Hearing Aids through Chicago Hearing Society

Free Income Tax Assistance for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals on Saturdays March 7, 14 and 21.

Another year has just begun, and gyms are full of folks making good on their New Year's resolutions. While many people are determined to try a new diet or quit smoking, there is one health goal that is probably not on your list, but success is guaranteed as soon as you start. The goal is PROTECT YOUR HEARING. Start this instant by turning down your music, avoiding loud sounds and wearing ear protection. It's that simple, and it will have a positive impact on your life for years to come.

Over the past decade, tremendous progress has been made in ensureing that families have access to hearing screening when a baby is born. Approximately 95% of babies now receive a hearing screen shortly after birth. Now, greater emphasis must be placed on training early childhood education and health care providers. Karl White tackles this topic at TEDxUSU in his presentation titled Establishing a Sound Foundation for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Watch the video below to see his presentation.

 

Chicago Hearing Society's Audiology Clinic is happy to announce our top ten wonderful holiday gift ideas for every budget to anyone that has a hearing loss. To order, simply click on the product or call us at 773.248.9121.

You as a deaf or hard of hearing adult can be a role model to the deaf and hard of hearing children. You can talk about career, education, life, talents, stories, hobbies, ethnicity, communication strategies and much more.

A Dora the Explorer guitar, dragster cars with small wheels and finger-fidget desktop magnets are among the toys that consumer advocates are warning about as the holiday buying season begins.

From Illinois State magazine.

Reppen, a deaf sophomore from Alsip, has been playing trombone since the fifth grade. He’s aided by a cochlear implant and hearing aid, and by Big Red’s leadership, his band mates, and sign language interpreters provided by Illinois State’s Disability Concerns office.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--People who have diabetes are two times more likely than non-diabetics to have hearing problems.

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Elderly CoupleMany of us look forward to the upcoming holiday season. It is a time of gathering for family and friends. While these times may be joyous, we all are aware that they can be equally as stressful. Aside from the planning, shopping, cleaning and cooking, we often have to manage family differences. Imagine if you or one you love also had a hearing problem. Not being aware when someone is speaking to you or misunderstanding what is being said can be a very lonely, isolating and depressing experience. It can also be enormously frustrating to those trying to communicate: anger, resentment and exasperation are often reactions to “what did you say?”

The Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf, in danger of closing due to a lack of funds, is profiled in this segment on ABC 7 Chicago News. 


 

Chicago Hearing Society's Domestic Violence program is featured on Chicago's ABC 7 News.

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Anixter Center Holds Toy & Furniture Sale Saturday, March 3, 2018

Free Admission; Nearly 1,000 Items on Sale Chicago, Ill. (Jan. 24, 2018) — A large selection of toys, books, games and office furniture will go on sale 9 am to 2 pm Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Anixter Center, 2032 N. Clybourn Ave., in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The toy sale features... Read more

Anixter Center to Honor Alexander Pissios at its 2018 Gala on May 3

7th Annual Benefit to Be Held at Stage 18 Chicago Chicago, Illinois – (Jan. 12, 2018) — Anixter Center, a leading nonprofit in the Chicago area serving people with disabilities, will roll out the red carpet as it honors Alexander Pissios at its 2018 Gala on Thursday, May 3. Themed “Sharing Strengths, Building... Read more

Anixter Center Names Rebecca Clark President & CEO

Chicago, Ill. (Dec. 27, 2017) — Rebecca Clark has been tapped to be the next CEO & President of Anixter Center. Nearly 100 years old, Anixter Center is an experienced leader in serving people of all ages with disabilities. Clark first joined the venerable nonprofit in 2015 as the Vice President... Read more

 

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