May 1, 2017

Br. Andrew (de Carpentier)

Brother Andrew de Carpentier, has decided to retire after 40 years with the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf (HLID) in Jordan. Most recently he served as the executive director of HLID.

The exciting news!

Brother Andrew has decided to focus his full attention on World Wide Hearing’s partnership with 3dp4me and the Hearing Express Project in Jordan.

Brother Andrew has served as advisor and board member for dozens of international agencies dealing with hearing impairment, sign language, audiology, and special education, including CBM–Germany and CHEF–Pakistan, and is recognized by the World Health Organization as an authority on providing assistance to the sensory impaired.

For his services in the field of the development of deaf education he was made a Knight of the Netherlands in 1996.


The Holy Land Institute for the Deaf (HLID) in Salt, Jordan.

Seeks to prepare and enable deaf, hard-of-hearing and deaf-blind children, as well as people with other sensory and physical disabilities, for the inclusion and participation in their families and communities in a meaningful way, and to make their valuable contribution to civic society in Jordan. HLID was officially opened by the late King Hussein of Jordan in 1964 and recently celebrated 50 years of excellence.


HLID Audiology Department

H.E.A.R. (Hearing aids, Ear molds, Audiology and Resources) provides assessment, diagnostic and counseling services and sells and repairs hearing aids at affordable prices for the poorer sector of the population who have no medical insurance and cannot afford to be treated privately.


Providing Hearing Aids to Syrian Refugees

Many refugees are in need of hearing aids. The number of hearing injuries caused by the Syrian War has only increased – and the issue has now reached our very doorstep here in Jordan.

Over the past five years, the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf (HLID) has partnered with a number of emergency and relief agencies that have sponsored approximately 1,500 hearing aids for Syrian refugees in Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. 500 hearing aids have been provided to Syrian refugees in Jordanian towns and villages. In the Azraq Refugee camp in Jordan, HLID is committed to fitting 400 additional hearing aids for Syrian refugees.


Watch a short film about the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf (HLID)