American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 99,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Includes a wide range of information resources about the organization and the profession.
Academy of AphasiaThe Academy of Aphasia was founded in 1962 and held its first meeting in Chicago in 1963. From an initial group of 9 charter members, the Academy has grown to include more than 180 members from both clinical and research fields and has attracted significant national and international interest.
Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and SciencesANCDS is a non-profit professional association that supports practitioners who serve individuals with neurologic communication disorders by providing education, training, and certification opportunities to promote high quality professional service.
American Academy of AudiologyThe American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The active membership of more than 12,000 is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.
The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is an international non-profit medical society of health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on birth defects of the head and face. The members of ACPA serve an extremely important role in the management of children and adults with cleft lip, cleft palate, and craniofacial anomalies. For over 65 years, their goal has been to provide optimal care for this group of patients and their families. Because of the diverse needs of these patients, and the required services of many different specialists, interdisciplinary cooperation and team care is essential to the patients served.
National Hearing Conservation AssociationNHCA was formed in 1976 to provide a forum where others of similar persuasion could share information and gain increased insights regarding occupational hearing conservation. Today NHCA is composed of audiologists, physicians, industrial hygienists, safety specialists, engineers, scientists, occupational health nurses and hearing conservationists, equipment manufacturers, students, and others, all of whom are active in hearing conservation. The Association's vital concern and focus has broadened to not only include the prevention of hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in the American work force, but also in the general population.
The Voice FoundationThe Voice Foundation was founded in 1969 by the internationally celebrated voice specialist Wilbur James Gould, M.D.. At that time interdisciplinary care of the human voice was non-existent. Dr. Gould’s groundbreaking foresight brought together physicians, scientists, speech-language pathologists, performers, and teachers to share their knowledge and expertise in the care of the professional voice user.
Acoustical Society of AmericaSponsors educational and advocacy activities in area of acoustics.
Provides access to extensive number of full-text articles. The Society is primarily a voluntary organization and attracts the interest, commitment, and service of a large number of professionals. Their contributions in the formation, guidance, administration, and development of the ASA are largely responsible for its world-wide preeminence in the field of acoustics.
American Tinnitus AssociationFocus is tinnitus awareness, prevention, treatment, and research. Since 1971, the American Tinnitus Association has been a global leader in the effort to find a cure for tinnitus. ATA brings together patients, researchers, healthcare professionals, industry partners, and lawmakers to advance public understanding of tinnitus and fund vital tinnitus research.
Patient Support Groups
Aphasia Hope FoundationAphasia Hope Foundation is a public 501(c) 3 non-profit foundation that has a two-fold mission: (1) to promote research into the prevention and cure of aphasia and (2) to ensure all survivors of aphasia and their caregivers are aware of and have access to the best possible treatments available. The Foundation was started with the goal of gathering news, research, therapies, and experiences regarding Aphasia, and sharing this information with the families that desperately needed it. Today, with the creation of our website, we are the largest collaborative online resource for aphasia.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech AssociationThe Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit publicly funded charity whose mission is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop speech and communication. We are the ONLY national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to children with apraxia and their families.
Cleft Palate FoundationThe mission of the Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) is to serve individuals and families affected by cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial conditions by connecting them to team care, providing education, and offering personal support. CPF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to be the public service arm of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
International Society for Augmentative and Alternative CommunicationThe International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) works to improve the lives of children and adults who use AAC. ISAAC’s vision is that AAC will be recognized, valued and used throughout the world. ISAAC’s mission is to promote the best possible communication for people with complex communication needs.
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of HearingThe Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education, research and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive in mainstream society.
American Institute for StutteringThe American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) is a leading non-profit organization in the United States that offers state-of-the-art treatment to people who stutter, and support to their families. AIS also provides clinical training to speech-language pathologists (SLP) interested in acquiring special expertise in stuttering treatment. Our mission extends to advancing public and scholarly understanding of this often misunderstood disorder.
Hearing Loss Association of AmericaThe Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 48 million (20 percent) Americans have some degree of hearing loss making it a public health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis.
National Aphasia AssociationThe National Aphasia Association (NAA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1987 by Martha Taylor Sarno, MA, MD,(hon) as the 1st National organization dedicated to advocating for persons with aphasia and their families. Several of our board members, including the President, are people with Aphasia or family members. Our goal is to provide access to research, education, rehabilitation, therapeutic and advocacy services to individuals with aphasia and their caregivers. The NAA acts as a syndicate of resources, promoting sense of community among individuals and caregivers.
National Association of the DeafThe National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America. Established in 1880, the NAD was shaped by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. These beliefs remain true to this day, with American Sign Language as a core value.
National Stuttering AssociationThe National Stuttering Association (NSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families, and professionals, through support, education, advocacy, and research.
Stuttering Foundation of AmericaThe organization Fraser founded became today’s Stuttering Foundation of America. Its goal was to provide the best and most up-to-date information and help available for the prevention of stuttering in young children and the most effective treatment available for teenagers and adults.
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Includes government agencies and publications that relate to issues of speech and hearing.
Health information on topics such as children's health, hearing, autism, apraxia, and communication disorders. Features news articles, podcasts with links to NIDCD: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and the NINDS: Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.