The "Now Hear This!" Fund is a charitable non-profit organization established by the Illinois Eye
and Ear Infirmary. The Fund was created in response to the limited financial resources available
to many individuals and families touched by deafness or hearing loss. The "Now Hear This!"
Fund will enhance awareness within the community regarding decreasing sources of funds to
pay for assistance and treatment for those experiencing hearing loss or deafness.
The "Now Hear This!" Fund is governed by an Advisory Council. Our Council is committed to
increasing public sensitivity to the issues through community outreach and fundraising efforts.
The "Now Hear This!" Fund Advisory Council will establish a Patient Resource Center where
patients and their families can go to learn about hearing loss, communication strategies,
treatment options/outcomes and rehabilitation. They will provide financial assistance to those
in need who are candidates for hearing loss treatments or rehabilitation.