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 About Us & Accomplishment

Founded by Roy Hensley in 1996.
Every story has it's beginning.  Ours began on Valentines day in 1991... 

Every story has a beginning. Ours began on Valentines day in 1991 when a deaf friend, age 30, died at home because 911 was not equipped to respond to a deaf call for help. As a result of this tragedy we took the next 5 years to research our deaf community in San Diego and in June 1996 Signs Of Silence began.

Signs Of Silence has a history of making a difference without any restrictions. We are independent from any Government  Red Tape. We have complete independence to help YOU without delay, the old fashion way. From our beginning in 1996 we asked YOU what you need and Signs Of Silence has delivered again and again. Since the year 2000 we have been recognized as the Top Agency for Deaf Services Globally AND Signs Of Silence was inducted into a Who's Who Publication in the Library Of Congress that reaches 129 Countries in the World. The Following list of achievements are something to be proud of, and we are !! 


  • 25 million reached worldwide

  • 8000 jobs to date

  • 10,000 referred for food and clothing assistance

  • 4000 referred for housing assistance

  • 2000 plus referred to counseling with a deaf counselor

  • 300 Deaf teens through P.A.C.E. (Positive Alternatives through Challenge and Experience), our deaf teen club

  • The Only Deaf Teen Group in the U.S. with a Game Room

  • 20 Countries served outside the United States

  • 700 Newspaper Articles about our agency

  • 12 appearances on CNN

  • 6 call-in Radio station appearances

  • Channel 10 Leadership Award

  • Invitations to The White House, Good Morning America and Talk Shows in NY

  • Request for services from both President George W. Bush and Barak Obama.

  • 10 Who’s Who Awards

  • Business of the year 27 years in a row.

  • SOS Interpreting Agency 100% fill rate. The Only lnterp Agency who has this accomplishment. We are the most requested Agency in San Diego.  .

  • Only Agency who has helped deaf connect with services in 20 Countries outside the U.S.

  • 2 Wall Street Journal Feature Articles

  • Roy Hensley has been nominated Man Of The Year 7 times by the Wall Street Journal.

  • S.O.S. was chosen as the Interpreting agency for  George W. Bush, Ross Perot, Colin Powell, Allan Keys and Barak Obama ,Judge Judy , Switched At Birth TV Show, Natalie Merchant and more.


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