Help & Support

There are many ways to show support. By attending Aid the Silent events, helping spread the word on social media, or simply making a monetary donation, you are giving to our cause to help the HOH/deaf community.

Volunteer

We host several events throughout the year at our office headquarters in the South Texas area. Because we are a small nonprofit, we are always in need of volunteers for these events. In addition, if you are in the area, contact us to see how you can help in the office.

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Our Mission

We raise the necessary funds to provide HOH/deaf children/teens the tools and resources to help them find personal success. Whether that be through resources such as FM systems or hearing aids, through resources such as speech therapy or learning ASL, or through learning about Jesus through Deaf Young Life events and camps. Through our social outings and fundraisers, we have raised funds for our mission, but also brought the community together. Every event we are a part of is fully deaf and hard-of-hearing accessible with live captioning and interpreters. Growing up deaf, founder Emma Faye, has been a great role model to other HOH/deaf children—sharing her experiences, challenges, and every day life, has not only brought comfort to those in the HOH/deaf community but to people from all walks of life.

We provide 6 areas of resources:

Hearing aids | FM systems | ASL lessons (family or individual)
Speech therapy | Deaf Young Life | Registration for Christian-based summer camps

We support the ENTIRE HOH/deaf community. We support #deafunity. Together—as one—we are a much stronger voice!

Why We Do It


We believe it is crucial to be able to communicate, wheather by speech or ASL. Since its inception, we have had amazing opportunities to hear heartfelt stories. We have been given the tools to be an advocate for this unheard group of people. Being deaf, Emma has felt such separation and such rejection in her life that she did not want others to feel that pain. In the United States alone, as of March 2016, only 20 states require private health insurances cover the cost of hearing aids. For those who choose to use whatever hearing they have left to help them communicate, this is the sad reality for the HOH/deaf community. We believe everyone should be given the same opportunity to personally grow and succeed.

Who We Help

Proceeds collected through donations and fundraising events will go into assisting deaf and hard-of-hearing children/teens receive tools and resources to help them personally succeed. As part of our mission, we focus on helping fund educational programs and trainings to help the deaf community. In addition, we support organizations that dedicate its efforts to finding treatments and technological advancements that benefit the HOH/deaf.

Have an educational or research program that needs funding? Email info@aidthesilent.com with more info.

 

HOW IT WORKS

Aid The Silent

Recipients

To be eligible for sponsorship, Aid the Silent requires all applicants send in an audiogram, most recent tax return and the name and and contact info of their audiologist. Considered applicants must be between 2-18 years old and have bilateral hearing loss. More information is available on our FAQ page.
* Additional info needed.


Device Donors

In addition to monetary donations, we also accept hearing aids and other assistive hearing devices that are new or in good condition and less than 5 years old. All donations are tax deductible. We will work with audiologists to find a qualifying candidate whose level of hearing loss is suitable for the donated device.

Send aids and devices to:
Aid the Silent
34910 IH-10 West #701
Boerne, Texas 78006

Include the value of the device and the name and address of who to send the tax receipt to.