THE INTERNATIONAL SOUND FOUNDATION since its inception in 1978 has helped thousands of children in numerous countries who were suffering silence. We are a not for profit, registered 501 (c)(3) United States charitable organization in good standing. ISF has many volunteers and recipients who carry the message, there is no need to struggle with a hearing impairment while we are operating. Granted we can't help everyone and there are certain conditions that are not treatable within our parameters. However, we are planning for the future to have a clinic of our own (subject to the authorization of the local ministry of health) where we can offer free medical procedures. The life-changing experience to travel and heal in beautiful surroundings is an additional gift for children and their families who might never have been able to treat the condition or make it to the destination on their own. Happy kids become happy adults and hopefully productive, active, sharing individuals who will carry on a message of humanity, peace and healing through a desire to evolve and effect positive change.