During the 6th SHHH Convention in San Diego, CA, Founder Rocky Stone formally retires as SHHH executive director. Donna L. Sorkin of McLean, VA, becomes executive director. Sue Miller, NY State receives the Rocky Stone Humanitarian Award. The first Children’s Workshop during convention is sponsored by Oticon 4 Kids.

March: A retirement dinner (and fundraiser) for Rocky Stone is held in Bethesda with 100 people in attendance. Rocky speaks of the history of SHHH and 10 people talk of their experiences in the development of the organization including the first person to join Rocky full time, Joan Kleinrock, chapter coordinator.

AT&T presents an unrestricted check for $30,000 to SHHH.

A book, An Invisible Condition: The Human Side of Hearing Loss by Rocky Stone, is published by SHHH. It is a collection of editorials written by Stone for the SHHH magazine.

A corporate sponsorship program is initiated with 6 corporate members – each joining for $2,500.