SHHH leases its first office at 4848 Battery Lane in Bethesda. With the addition of Carol Lingley and Pat Clickener, staff grows to four full-time volunteers. (Clickener has taken a one-and-a- half-year leave from a Chicago executive position in advertising.)

The official SHHH logo is designed and adopted (Fading SHHH letters represent fading hearing.)

SHHH is a featured story in a New York Times newspaper.

SHHH has 60 chapters and developing groups.

There are 10 members of the board of directors.

Stone is the keynote speaker at the First Canadian Conference of Hard of Hearing People.

SHHH launches campaign to conserve the hearing of youth with a project titled Operation SHHH and publishes a 15 page special report on noise pollution.

SHHH leaders Stone and Clickener represent hard of hearing people on a variety of national agencies and organizations.

The groundwork is laid for a 13th National Institutes of Health the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)… and supported by the SHHH membership.

A feature article about Stone in Modern Maturity, “For Your Eyes Only,” draws hundreds of inquiries about SHHH.

Stone is elected to the board of directors of the Deafness Research Foundation (DRF).