Batman Delivers Hearing Aids

Click here to see the original article on the Daily Herald website from 9/2/15: Batman delivers hearing aids for 6-year-old

A superhero shared his super hearing with a 6-year-old in need of hearing aids at a Naperville hearing health center.

Riley Buckholz, 6, of Burlington, got new hearing aids recently from Batman, his favorite among all superheroes.

Riley’s partial hearing loss was caused by pineal blastoma, a childhood brain tumor about the size of a sunflower seed, said his mother, Adena Buckholz. Riley is receiving free treatment at the Hearing Health Center through support of the Fisher Foundation for Hearing Health Care. Phonak, LLC, donated his special hearing aids, which were decorated with the Batman logo to continue the super hearing theme.

The aids will help Riley hear teachers and peers more clearly so he can perform better in first grade.

Hike 4 Better Hearing 2015

The Fisher Foundation’s 2nd Hike 4 Better Hearing took place on Saturday, August 29 at the Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton. Though it was a rainy day, it didn’t dampen the group’s spirit!

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, donors, and participants who contributed to our second Hike 4 Better Hearing!

Dr. Fisher greets a long-time patient

Running the path!

Family fun!

2015 Hike Participants

First Hike 4 Better Hearing

The Fisher Foundation for Hearing Health Care held its first Hike 4 Better Hearing on September 20, 2014!

The Hike raised $15,000 and enabled six people and their extended families to be reunited once again.

In addition, the Hike brought hearing health awareness to dozens of communities, facilities, and health care professionals. Reggie Smith, former NFL player and vice president of the Chicago chapter of the NFL Players Association, showed his support by joining the cause with his family.

Dr. Ronna Fisher with Highland Park Mayor, Nancy Rotering

2014 Hike 4 Better Hearing Participants