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Cheers for Ears!

Cheers for Ears sponsor

The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation Hearing Center Auxiliary is proud to present Cheers for Ears!, an annual public awareness and fundraising program held during the month of May, which is National Better Hearing and Speech Month.

Throughout the month, schools across the region allow students to make a donation in order to break the dress code throughout a week they designate – it could be hats, pajamas, you name it!

To learn more about how we can customize your Cheers for Ears campaign, please reach out to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation development coordinator Maura Rodgers at or 412-692-3937.

Your donations will directly support the needs of the Hearing Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Once your registration form is submitted, a member of the Auxiliary will contact you to provide further information.

How Your Support is Making a Difference

The Cheers for Ears! campaign is organized by the Hearing Center Auxiliary of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, a network of volunteers committed to supporting the patients and families of children with hearing loss. This campaign helps to support the Hearing Center Auxiliary's mission of increasing awareness and raising vital funds to:

  • Support innovative services, research, educational programs and events
  • Improve treatment options
  • Acquire state-of-the-art-equipment

Tools for Schools

  • Click here for a fact sheet about the Cheers for Ears! campaign.
  • Click here for a video featuring a Children's Hospital Hearing Center patient.
  • Click here to learn more from the Dangerous Decibels Educator Resource Guide.
  • Click here to learn more about noise induced hearing loss.

Interested in learning more? Check out the links below for additional information.
Interactive Sound Ruler: How Loud is Too Loud? 
Travel Inside the Ear 
Common Sounds and Hearing Loss
Decibel Rating Chart of Common Sounds

Businesses and corporations are also welcome to participate. For more information, or to register, contact Maura Rodgers at 412-692-3937 or

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