This history is not a complete account of all data or a complete listing of all pieces of legislation HLAA had input to. However, it is an informative sketch of some of the major highlights of the organization.

Updated February 2020

1980

The first 12-page bimonthly Shhh Journal is published in July. SHHH attracts members from 30 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia and other countries. SHHH welcomes its first...The first 12-page bimonthly Shhh Journal is published in July. SHHH attracts members from 30 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia and other countries. SHHH welcomes its first chartered SHHH Chapter in Gainesville, GA. Stone becomes advisor to the National Institute of Handicapped Research. Stone testifies before congress on the problems of millions … Read More >

1979

November: Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc. (SHHH), is founded and incorporated as a non-profit educational membership organization by CIA retiree Howard E. “Rocky” Stone of Bethesda, Maryland....November: Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc. (SHHH), is founded and incorporated as a non-profit educational membership organization by CIA retiree Howard E. “Rocky” Stone of Bethesda, Maryland. The office of SHHH is the family room of the Stone home. Furnishings were donated by ASHA. Funding is donated by the Stone family and … Read More >