1995

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1995

Dallas, TX is the convention site. Miss America of 1995, Heather Whitestone, the first winner with a disability of a profound hearing loss, gives the keynote address and receives the Walter Ridder Award. Bill Cutler, CA, receives the Rocky Stone Humanitarian Award. 

Board of trustees agrees to decrease the number of trustees to 17. 

Parade Magazine (Sunday’s paper) runs a feature story on hearing loss using an interview with Donna Sorkin – including a cover photo of her. 

SHHH members and staff participate in Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, a day of educating elected officials on the interests and needs of people with hearing loss. 

SHHH begins working with the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association to improve access to cellular phones for hearing aid wearers.