American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): Building country capacity for services addressing communication disorders

Improving access to comprehensive, quality speech-language pathology and audiology services in the Americas

PAHO and ASHA work together to strengthen knowledge and build capacity to address communication disorders

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is a professional, scientific, credentialing organization with 228,000 members and affiliates. Based in the United States of America, it represents audiologists, speech-language pathologists, scientists working on speech, language, and hearing; audiology and speech-language pathology assistants, and students.

ASHA has been the leader in these professions for nearly 100 years, initiating the development of national standards for the certification of audiologists and speech-language pathologists in 1952. Through partnership and collaboration, ASHA works to advance science, promote excellence in education and professional practice, establish standards, and advocate for accessible, quality care for everyone.