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Aid the Silent was created to provide information about living in today’s society as a deaf or hard-of-hearing individual, to learn about Jesus, and to inspire people to embrace their differences.
Aid the Silent is a Texas-based nonprofit that helps deaf and hard-of-hearing children and teens receive equal access to opportunity by providing financial assistance to enhance communication methods; gain access to education resources; and to improve their overall health, both mental and physical, that leads to individual growth socially, educationally and spiritually.

Aid The Silent strives for equality for the deaf community.
 

What We Do

We raise the necessary funds to provide HOH/deaf children/teens the tools and resources to help them find personal success by providing funds through four divisions: deaf ministry, deaf research, deaf education, and deaf resources.

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Why We Do It

Hundreds of children/teens are not functioning at their fullest potential because of lack of resources and funds.  We believe everyone—regardless of disabilities or setbacks—should be given the same opportunity to succeed.

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Who We Help

Proceeds collected through donations and fundraising events will go into assisting deaf and hard-of-hearing children/teens.

 

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HOW IT WORKS.

Recipients
To be eligible for sponsorships, Aid the Silent requires all applicants send in an audiogram, most recent tax return, and the name and contact info for their audiologist.
*Additional info needed.




Providers
We work with local audiologists, speech therapists and ASL instructors to get all qualifying applicants the resources they need.

Device Donors
In addition to monetary donations, we also accept hearing aids and other assistive hearing devices that are new or in good condition. All donations are tax deductible.

Brennan

hrough the sounds and I figured out it was his footsteps on the pavement as he walked. He asked for a snack, it was the first time he had heard the wrapper of a granola bar. As he ate his granola bar, he mentioned how he could hear himself chewing. Other Day 1 sounds were tires on the road, the gurgling of a drink being poured, the tapping of a pencil on the table, and he said my voice sounded lower. All these new sounds and experiences are because Aid the Silent was able to help get hearing aids for Brennen. 

We live in Colorado and it is required for insurance to provide services till 18. However, our insurance is based out of South Carolina— insurance loophole for the win. 

BRENNEN NOW: Brennen is now in 4th grade, homeschooling and loving it. He loves attending church and serving with his dad in the kindergarten classroom every other month. He’s been able to spend a week during summer at Camp IdRaHaJe (I’d rather have Jesus), surf the Great Sand Dunes and attend a coding camp at the Apple store all in confidence that he can hear friends and family and be a part of the whole experience. 

Thank you to the entire team at Aid the Silent for all your hard work you do year-round. You all are amazing! Hoping that next year we can get out to the 5K and/or the Good Vibrations festival. Brennen’s dad and older sister Emma, 15, also wear hearing aids. 

Thank you again from the whole Boeckner Family. Hope you have a blessed Holiday season.” 

- Monique
(Brennan’s mom) 

Elena

"Thank you so very much!! If we could scream from the highest mountain how grateful we are for your organization, we would!! We're extremely grateful for the funding provided for Elena's hearing aid. She's progressing beautifully and her excitement for life just motivates everyone surrounding her." - Elena's mama

Caleb and Noah Macias

My name is Melody Macias, I am a mother of five children, and we are a family of seven.  Of my five children two have hearing loss that would be Caleb who is twelve and Noah who is eight years old.

Caleb was diagnosed and aided at three years old, while Noah was diagnosed at birth with sensory neural bilateral hearing loss.

We became a one-income family, as dad wanted me home to care for our children, plus the extensive appointments my children had wouldn’t allow me to have a stable full-time job, and my husband’s job had him working long hours.  This year it was time for my children to get new hearing aids, and I ran into many conflicts with the insurance and hearing aid facilities.  I had to come up with the entire amount for several agencies and others asked for half, being a one-income family that lived paycheck to paycheck, coming up with that large amount was not possible.

I was told about Aid the Silent by my children’s audiologist, I sat with the application for several months in hopes that I would be able to get the insurance to cover my children’s hearing aids. But it was exhausting and finally I applied, the news came a few weeks later that they would not help cover half the cost but the entire amount for both my boys. It was overwhelming that this great organization would help us out in our time of need.

The boys’ hearing aids are not an accessory it is a way of life for them to be connected to our world full of sounds.  And to see the excitement in my Caleb and Noah when they got to pick their colors for their brand-new hearing aids really made me appreciate that an organization such as Aid the Silent exists. But the most moving part of all this was seeing them get their aids and know they had brand new hearing aids-new ears to hear!  They stay connected from the minute they wake up to the minute they lay down; it has become and will always be a part of them. It is a costly thing, but to see my boys faces light up each time to new sounds lets me know the struggles and sacrifices we make are worth it. Both my boys love the outdoors, make the A/B honor roll and enjoy life with sound.

Caleb has been nominated to a leadership program in the 6th grade, has been camping several times this year, and has a love for drawing. Noah is a social butterfly making friends with everyone, eager to learn, and he loves the outdoors and all things outdoors especially bugs and animals. There are no words to express the gratitude we feel for Aid the Silent and what they have done for our sons. To my sons their hearing aids are a part of them, a part of their body, a way to function, and what keeps them linked with life.  And to lose their aids would be like losing a part of themselves, the desire to hear all noise—from the sound of the trees, to the laughter of a loved one—is cherished by my sons losing that is not an option for us and this organization has helped us continue to give our boys ears to hear and have “sound” adventures every day!

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