About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 228,000 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 (SLPs) identify, assess, and treat speech, language, and swallowing disorders. Learn about the differences between professional associations and unions.


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.

ASHA Awards

ASHA has presented numerous awards to recognize the contributions of individuals and groups to the professions of speech-language pathology, audiology, and speech and hearing science.

Work at ASHA

Join ASHA's staff at the National Office! ASHA is committed to work/life balance and often receives recognition for being a great place to work.  

ASHA Archives

2025 will mark the 100th anniversary of ASHA. ASHA Archives has been developed to highlight important events and persons in the history of the Association as well as showcase materials from the archives.


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ASHA Corporate Partners