Upcoming 2019-2020 ASL interpreted performances at Paramount Theatre in Aurora…..

There will be two certified sign interpreters translating all dialogue and lyrics into American Sign Language at the following performances:

Tickets are on sale now.  Call 630.896.6666 or visit www.ParamountAurora.com for more info. Please share this info with your contacts who serve the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

  • See each show for $30 each. Purchase online using instructions below, or email mariew@paramountarts.com.
  • Click the performance you wish to purchase: Newsies – Beauty and the Beast – The Secret of My Success – Kinky Boots
  • Enter promo code: ASLPARAMOUNT
  • Click on the ASL Interpreted Section
  • Select your seats and click PROMO $30
  • Add to order and proceed through checkout
  • You must enter promo code to unlock ASL Interpreted section and special $30 price.

Questions?  Contact Joel Friend  tel:  630-723-2470 or contact via email at:  JoelF@paramountarts.com

Education Series for Families of Children with Cochlear Implants . . .

Are you a parent of a child with a cochlear implant?  This educational Series is for you!  Regardless of what brand of Cochlear Implant you use, you are invited.  Series of 6 educations sessions.  Dinner served and childcare provided.  

*****During this month’s topic which will be led by Dr. Lia Ferro, MED-EL Audiologist and she will be covering the purpose and the meaning behind the Ling Sound Test.*****

CLICK HERE for flyer

For more information and to register:  https://cvent.me/ExBe8


Hot off the Press -The IL E.A.R.S. Newsletter is packed full of information just for you …..

The most recent publication of the IL E.A.R.S newsletter is now available.

For English CLICK HERE

Para español HAGA CLIC AQUÍ


Have something to add to the publication for our next issue?  Contact our editor at ilhvgbys@gmail.com

Parent Advocacy App


Families of deaf and hard of hearing children attend meetings—Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, 504 meetings, and other types of meetings. What are these meetings about? How can you be the best advocate for your child? The Parent Advocacy app helps you to understand your child’s rights and to prepare you to work with the school in the best interest of your child.


  Note: Apple version videos will open in your web browser. The next update will allow the videos to open within the app.

The Parent Advocacy app is a collaboration between:

Seeking D/HH Study Participants – Purdue University – Age 10-18. . .

Purdue University is conducting a research study to learn more about personality characteristics in Deaf/hard-of-hearing (HOH) children using an online survey.

The study is for parents and their children ages 10-18 years who are Deaf/HOH who DO NOT have any other learning disability. T

he link to the survey is https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5dQ2IvOZrYh7W17

you have the option to receive a $5 gift certificate for completing the survey. This study is a Purdue University project and is not related to the individual sending you this e-mail.

Please only take this survey once, even if you receive the invitation more than once.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact Professor Lata Krishnan at krishnal@purdue.edu

Your participation in this study will be greatly appreciated!!


Hot off the Press…. IL E.A.R.S. Newsletter. . .

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Events And Resources Statewide

to families and professionals who impact the lives of children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.



EARS Newsletter in English CLICK HERE

Boletín de noticias en español HAGA CLIC AQUÍ

Do you have something you want considered for our newsletter?  Contact our editor Carrie Balian at ilhvgbys@gmail.com.  Our newsletter is published quarterly.


Research Opportunity for infants under 14 months old who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing – Northwestern . . . .

The Early Intervention Research Group (EIRG) is looking for families who are interested in participating in a research study for infants with hearing loss! EIRG is a research group at Northwestern University that studies parent-implemented interventions for children with various language delays. They are recruiting children younger than 14 months old, with hearing loss in both ears who wear a hearing device or who are candidates for a hearing device. English must be the primary language spoken in the home and one parent with typical hearing levels must be willing to participate. All families will receive language assessments, reports about their child’s development, language strategies to use with their child, and compensation for their time.

Half of the families participating will also receive additional language therapy in their home.

Contact EIRG to see if you are eligible to participate in their study

email them at ei@northwestern.edu

call them at 847-491-3183


fill out this recruitment survey.