Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

American Hearing Research Foundation

aka AHRF

Elmhurst, IL

Mission

Founded in 1956, the American Hearing Research Foundation serves two vital roles: 1) To fund significant research into hearing and balance disorders; and, 2) To educate the public about the various aspects of hearing and balance disorders related to the inner ear. About 20% of Americans – 48 million people – report some degree of hearing loss. In 2017, the Foundation funded over $200,000 in research grants and has funded over $1.2 million since 2010.

Ruling Year

1968

Executive Director

Ms. Joan Wincentsen

Main Address

275 N. York Street Suite 401

Elmhurst, IL 60126 USA

Keywords

hearing, hearing loss, research, medical research, science

EIN

36-2612784

 Number

3055395386

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Ear/Throat (G42)

Ear and Throat (H42)

Professional Societies, Associations (G03)

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The American Hearing Research Foundation will continue fund significant research into hearing and balance disorders with an end goal of finding cures.

The American Hearing Research Foundation is raising funds for research and bringing awareness of hearing loss and balance disorders. About 20% of Americans – 48 million people – report some degree of hearing loss. In 2017, the Foundation funded over $200,000 in research grants and has funded over $1.2 million since 2010.

The American Hearing Research Foundation is raising funds for research and bringing awareness of hearing loss and balance disorders. About 20% of Americans – 48 million people – report some degree of hearing loss. In 2018, the Foundation funded over $200,000 in research grants and has funded over $1.4 million since 2010.

The American Hearing Research Foundation is monitored and administered by a Board of Directors and independent Research Committee continuously striving to find new and innovative fundraising solutions as well as identifying research worth research projects.

In 2018, the American Hearing Research Foundation funded approximately $200,000 in research grants and has funded over $1.4 million since 2010.

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American Hearing Research Foundation

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Operations

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No

Organizational Demographics

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