About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 166,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.
Making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.
Empowering and supporting audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists through:
- advancing science,
- setting standards,
- fostering excellence in professional practice, and
- advocating for members and those they serve.