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National Associations

This page contains a list of countries and territories with national associations, with descriptions and addresses. Use the links to the right to easily navigate this page.

Countries and Territories

National associations permit the professions to serve persons with communication disorders through establishing standards of care, educating the public, and providing other vital services. At least 56 nations or territories have national professional associations focusing on communication disorders, including the countries listed on the right.

The list overlaps extensively with, but is not identical to, the list of countries and territories with student education programs. As with education programs, national professional organizations are well established in Europe, throughout the Americas, and parts of the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. In sub-Saharan Africa, national associations exist in South Africa and Nigeria. Some of the world’s national associations comprise many thousands of members and others consisting of a few pioneers, some are long-standing and others newly emerging. As of this writing (2006), the newest national association is in Turkey.


Below is a list of contact information for known national organizations, by country. If we missed your association, or if something we wrote is not right, or if you have a change in your organization you want to share, please let us know.


Asociacion Argentina de Logopedia
Foniatria y Audiologia (ASALFA)
Av. Cordoba 1530 -6º "19"
1055 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Asociación Fonoaudiológica Argentina (AFA)
Asociacion Argentina de logopedia Foniatria y Audiologia (ASALFA)
Sociedad Mexicana de Audiologia y Foniatria
Federation Argentina de Asociaciones de Foniatria Logopedia y Audiologia
Calle 7, N° 943 6 Apt 66,
Provinzia de Buenos Aires, 1900 LA PLATA


Speech Pathology Australia
In their own words:
Speech Pathology Australia is the national body for the speech pathology profession in Australia.
  • It develops goals and professional standards which direct the practice of members.
  • It provides a forum for members to pursue knowledge and develop professionally.
  • It is a vehicle through which professional views can be disseminated to other organisations and to the public.
Audiological Society of Australia(ASA)
In their own Words:
About the Audiological Society of Australia:
Audiologists in Australia are represented professionally by the Audiological Society of Australia Inc (ASA). ASA was founded in 1968 and has a current membership in excess of 1000 member audiologists. ASA Full Membership requires evidence of a Master's of Audiology degree (or equivalent) with a major in Audiology. ASA members have agreed to practice audiology in accordance with the ASA Code of Ethics and Professional Standards of Practice.

The Audiological Society of Australia works to:
  • Pursue and promote the knowledge and practice of audiology
  • Promote ASA as the professional association for audiologists
  • Further the advancement of the member's professional interests
  • Promote optimum hearing healthcare in the community through quality professional assessment, rehabilitation, education and research.


Bundesverband Diplomierte Logopädinnen Österreich
Sperrgasse 8-10, A-1150 Vienna/Austria
Phone/Fax: 0043/(0)699/126 96 734
Mail: office@dla.at


Oesterreichische Gesellschaft für Sprachheilpädagogik
Landstrasser hauptstr. 146
A-1030 Wien, Austria


Oesterreichische Gesellschaft für Logopädie
Phoniatrie u. Pädaudiologie
Prof. F. Frank
Lazarettgasse 14
A-1090 Wien 9, Austria



Union Professionnelle des Logopèdes Francophones (UPLF)
92, Rue de Louveigné, 4052 Chaudfontaine
Phone : 32/ 4368 6924 - Fax: 32/ 4368 6924


Vlaamse Verening voor Logopedisten (Flemish Association for Logopedics)
Stadspoortstraat 21 bus 3 - 2200 Herentals
Phone: 32/(14)219011 - Fax: 32/(14)220873




Conselho Regional de Fonoaudiologia
2A Região Rua Tanaby 64
Agua Branca CEP 05002 010 Sao Paulo, Brasil
Consejo Federal de Fonoaudiología
Federal Council of Speech-language Pathology (CFFA)


The Regional Council of Speech-language Pathology (São Paulo)
Sociedad Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia (SBFA)
Brazilian Society of Spech-language Pathology



Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA)
401-200 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON K2P-1L5
Ph: 613-567-9968
Fax: 613-567-2859
In Their Own Words:
With over 4,600 members, CASLPA is the single national body that supports professional development and on-going competency of speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Through this support, CASLPA champions the needs of people with communication disorders. 
This mission was defined in its early beginnings, when the Association was launched in 1964 under the name of the Canadian Speech and Hearing Association (CSHA). The professions were starting to evolve in Canada, and were beginning to define and validate their place within the realm of medical science, health, and education. A handful of visionaries including the founder and first president of CSHA, Isabel Richard, had the foresight to push for a national organization that could unify and empower the professions. She affirmed that a united professional body “with clear vision and well-defined objectives can give stature to the professions in this country.” Powered by founders who were proactive from the start, the Association we now know as CASLPA has helped direct and lead the development of the two professions.
Today CASLPA embraces members from all provinces and territories, and ensures that they are well represented in the Association’s Board, committees, and task forces. CASLPA’s staff, based in Ottawa, ensures the quality and timeliness of bilingual publications, proactive public and media awareness activities, and effective government relations, along with the accuracy of budget and membership information. In addition, a number of member benefits are telling indicators of an Association that has come of age together with the professions. Such benefits include current career ads, insurance plans, certification, reciprocity agreement with ASHA, enhanced communications through a North America-wide toll free phone number, regular membership surveys, and a lively web site.


Canadian Academy of Audiology


In Their Own Words:
The Canadian Academy of Audiology is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the profession of Audiology, the provision of quality hearing health care and education to those with, or at risk for hearing and/or vestibular disorders. As the national voice of Audiologists, we strive to represent the audiological community on relevant national issues in a timely, organized manner.
The Academy is committed to maintaining and advancing ethical standards of practice. The Academy promotes the continual improvement in the abilities of its members by facilitating and encouraging professional development and research, thereby enhancing the role of Audiologists as primary hearing healthcare providers.


Colegio de Fonoaudiólogos de Chile
Registro Number 1145 diciembre 13 de 1983
Rosales 1568 dpto, 106 santiago



Beijing Association of Voice
Yan Hejun, Lu Yunxian,
Institute of Artistic Voice,
Beijing 100050 China
The Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists (HKAST)
GPO Box 372, Central
Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China


In Their Own Words:
The aim of this website is to provide information about The Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists (referred to as “the Association”, abbreviated as HKAST) and speech therapy services in Hong Kong. Included are the Association’s objectives, membership information, services provided and access information to services, standards of practice, the Association’s Constitution, news and the code of ethics. It also provides links to other Associations and universities.



Asociación Colombiana de Fonoaudiología y Terapia del Lenguaje (ACFTL)



Costa Rica

Asociación Costarricense de Terapeutas del Lenguaje (ACOTEL)




Asociacion de Linguistas de Cuba
President: Cárdenas Molina



Cyprus SLT-SLP Association
6-8, Terra Santa Str.
fax: 357/ 2 490 726


Czech Republic

The Association of Clinical Logopedics
Dr. Marcela Michalickova
Antala Staska 80
CZ-14000 Praha 4, Czech Republic
Czech Phoniatric and Paedaudiologic Society
Prof. Novak, MD
Phoniatric Clinic
24 Zitna
CZ-12000 Praha 2, Czech Republic
Czech Logopedic Society
M.D. Rettigove 4
CZ-11639 Praha 1, Czech Republic



Danish Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ALF)
Audiologopaedisk Forening
c/o Hjaelpemiddelinstituttet
Gregersensvej 38, 2630 Taastrup
Phone: 45-3379 3817 - Fax: 45-4352 7072


Dansk Selskab for Logopaedi og Foniatri
Åløkkevej 8 COPENHAGEN - Vanlose DK 2720



Egyptian Society of Phoniatrics and Logopedics
Prof. Dr. M. Nasser Kotby
11, El Ansary Street
Manshiet El Bakry
ET-11341 Cairo (Egypt)
Tel. +20 2 417 7406
Fax +20 2 291 5434 Prof.



Estonian Logopedists Union
Tallinna Kõneravi Lasteaed Kannike
Kannikese 13, Tallinn 10613
Fax: 372/ 660 9001
In their own words:
Estonian Logopedists' Union was founded in 1988 by speech therapists practicing in Estonia.

The aims of the Union are to unite the language and speech therapists with scientific approach with the ones with practical approach, to advance professional contacts, to popularize the attainments of language and speech therapy, and to enhance the professional ethics of language and speech therapists. There are152 members in the Union. The Union has taken part of the work of CPLOL since 1998 as an observing member.



Suomen Puheterapeuttiliitto
Rautatieläisenkatu 6, FIN-00520 HELSINKI
Phone: 358/9-1502 452 - Fax: 358/9-145397


Finnish Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics
PL 346
SF-00101, Helinski, Finland



Federation Nationale des Orthophonistes
2, rue des Deux Gares - 75010 PARIS
Phone:33/1 4035 6375 - Fax: 33/1 4037 4142
Union Nationale pour le Développement de la Recherche et de l'Évaluation en Orthophonie
11, avenue Joël Le Theule - BP 145 -
72303 Sablé Sur Sarthe Cedex
Phone:33/2 4392 0406 - Fax: 33/2 4395 4060



Deutscher Bundesverband für Logopädie e.V.
Augustusstraße 11a
50226 Frechen
Phone: 49/ 2234/691153
Fax: 49/ 2234/965110
In Their Own Words:
In Germany the education and the profession of speech and language therapists (Logopäden) is regulated and protected by law since 1980. Speech and language therapy is part of the national health system. Therapy is prescribed by medical doctors and paid by the health insurance funds. Speech and language therapists work as liberal profession in private practises (3143 SLTs/dbl) or employed in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private practises and so on (3252 SLT’s/dbl). They also work in public institutions like schools for handicapped children, health administration centers etc. In those cases speech and language therapy is a public service. About 9000 speech and language therapists are organised in the dbl and 91% of them are women. There are 1229 SLTs (members of the dbl), who are not working in their profession and an unknown number of therapists who are not member of any professional organisation. Additional 2400 professionals from various educational backgrounds also work in the field of speech and language therapy. Germany has 81.800.00 inhabitants, so that is an average of 7175 inhabitants per speech and language therapist.
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Phoniatrie und Padaudiologie e.V.
The German Society of Phoniatrics and Pedaudiology
Abt fur Audiologie und Phoniatrie
Universitätsklinikum Steglitz
BERLIN D 12200
In Their Own Words:
Though the DGPP was founded in 1983, the Phoniatrics & Pedaudiology as a medical subspeciality reviews decades of fruitful scientific and clinical work in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It can be roughly compared to "Medical Speech-Language-Hearing Pathology" including voice and swallowing disorders in other countries, having it's roots in Otorhinolaryngology. In 1992, Phoniatrics & Pedaudiology became a new self-standing medical discipline in Germany.

The scientific and clinical work of Phoniatrics & Pedaudiology concentrates on diagnostics and treatment of voice disorders, hearing disorders including infant hearing screening, speech-language disorders, central auditory perception deficits, acquired speech-language disorders (e.g., aphasia, dysarthria), and swallowing disorders. Phoniatrics & Pedaudiology cooperates with otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics, neurology, craniofacial surgery, psychology, education, logopedics, acoustics, and other disciplines.

Deutscher Bundesverband der akademischen Sprachtherapeuten e.V.
Goethestraße 16
47441 Moers
In Their Own Words:
The "Deutscher Bundesverband der akademischen Sprachtherapeuten" (German Association of Academic Speech-Language Therapists) represents all academically qualified speech/language therapists in Germany who are active in speech treatment rather than in school teaching.

The four to five year university curriculum leading to the title "Sprachheilpädagoge" is the only German qualification program which corresponds to European standards for speech therapy professionals.

This is an association where some sub-associations are joined (a so called "Dachverband"). I, for example, am a member in the DBKS, and the DBKS is member of the DBS. In the DBS there are Speech scientists like me, clinical linguists, Sprachheilpädagogen and others. The DBS-website is in english, too.

Deutscher Bundesverband der Klinischen Sprechwissenschaftler e.V.
Frau Stephanie Kurtenbach
Wittekindstraße 10
06114 Halle / Saale
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprechwissenschaft und Sprecherziehung e.V.
Frau Dr. Marita Pabst-Weinschenk
Beekfeldweg 35
46519 Alpen




Panhellenios Syllogos Logopedikon
7 Pouliou - 11523 ATHENS
Phone: 30/ 1 6425940 - Fax: 30/ 1 6425940
In Their Own Words:
The Panhellenic Association of Logopedists (PAL) was founded in 1982 and now has 400 members.

PAL is the oldest scientific and professional association representing Greek logopedists or speech therapists, speech language pathologists and specialists in communication disorders (all terms are equal), in Hellas and other countries.

PAL is a member of the International Association of Logopedists and Phoniatrics (IALP) and one of the founding members of the Permanent Committee of Logopedists of the European Union (CPLOL - LCSTL).

Mission of Statement
  • Promote the scientific and professional development of speech and languages science in Hellas. according to the International standards and Ethics.
  • Provide updated information and continuing education ti its members adn other related specialists
  • Contact research in speech, language and voice disorders.
  • Promote and project the rights and interests of its members
  • Inform, sensitise and protect public interests related to preventions, assessment and treatment of communication disorders.
  • Promote the Association's recognition in Europe and the United States of America.
Association of Greek Speech Pathologists - Speech Therapists
Kipon 45 14567, 14567 Nea Kifissia
President: Mrs Tsakiroglou
Tel: 210 - 8078846, 6946911377 , 6944910345
Fax: 210 - 5311716
e-mail: stavroulal@pathfinder.gr stavroulal@pathfinder.gr
Panhellenic Association of Speech Therapists and Special Educators

University Graduates
16 Depo street, 18203 Thessaloniki
President: Diomidis Psomopoulos
Tel: 2310 54008



Ungarishe Gesellschaft fur Phonetik, Phoniatrie und Logopadie
(Ungarishe Society for Phonetics, Phoniatrie und Logopadie)
Uzsoki utcai Korhaz
Uzsoki u. 29 BUDAPEST H1145




The Icelandic Association of Speech Therapists and Speech-language Pathologists
Sigridur Magnusdottir
Hjardarlandi 1
270 Mosfellsbaer, Iceland



Indian Speech and Hearing Association
All India Institute of Speech and Hearing
Mysore, India 570006


In Their Own Words:
Indian Speech & Hearing Association (ISHA) was born on 4th April 1966 when the first All India Workshop on Speech & Hearing Problems was held at Vellore (South India). Dr.Y.P.Kapur, an eminent ENT Specialist who was working on Deafness Research Project at Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, organized it.
Formal registration of the Association was done on 15th December 1967. This was done after the firm decision was taken following the annual conference of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India. There was strong support for the Audiology & Speech Therapy as a specialty from the ENT Surgeons of India and the seniors were instrumental in organizing a formal group.




Indonesian Speech Therapist Association
Kramat VII/27, Jakarta Pusat 10430, Indonesia
Phone: 62-0818139926 (Hikmah)



Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
In Their Own Words:
Membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is open to any speech and language therapist qualifying in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Since the founding of the profession in 1945, speech and language therapists have maintained high professional standards in education, training and practice through membership of their own professional body. Today, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is the internationally recognized voice of speech and language therapists in the United Kingdom. Here and abroad, good employers look for membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists when recruiting speech and language therapists. It's their guarantee that you are a professional, bound by a code of ethics and working to highest standards. The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is the voice of the profession, looking after the interests of all Speech and Language Therapists, their patients, and their clients.


I.A.S.L.T. (Irish Association for Speech and Language Therapists)
29 Gardiner Place
Dublin 1
Tel/Fax: +353 (0)1 8780215
In Their Own Words:
The Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (I.A.S.L.T.) is the recognized Irish professional association of Speech and Language Therapists, working at a national and international level on all aspects of the profession. The I.A.S.L.T. is also a resource for the community, providing information on communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
The Aims of the I.A.S.L.T. are:
● Establishment and maintenance of professional standards
● Represent profession at national and international level
● Support continuing professional development through education and research
● Co-ordinate gathering and dissemination of information and promote exchange of
professional information
● Evaluate, accredit and monitor speech and language therapy training courses
● Examine and validate the professional qualifications of speech and language
therapists who wish to come to Ireland to work
● Develop such policies as are necessary to support the aims
● Maintain a register of members
● Provide such administrative and structural facilities as are necessary to promote the
objectives of IASLT.



Israeli Speech, Hearing and Language Association (ISHLA)
P.O. Box 17145
Tel Aviv, Israel 61171
03 699-0108



Federazione Logopedisti Italiani (FLI)
Via S. Trentin, 112 – 30171 Mestre Venezia
Phone / Fax: 39/ 049 8647936
Societa Italiana di Foniatria e Logopedia (SIFEL)
Clinica ORL, Il Policlinica
Via Pansini 5
NAPOLI I-80131


Società Italiana di Foniatria e Logopedia


Asociación de logopedas de Calabria (ALCO)
Asociación de Logopedas Sicilianos (ALS)
Unión de Logopedistas Italianos (ULI)



Japanese Association of Speech Language-Hearing Therapists (JAS)
Seiwa#304 8-5-8 NishiShinjyuku, Shinjyuku,Tokyo,1600023,JAPAN
TEL:81-3-5338-3855 FAX:81-3-5338-3856
Japan Society of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (JSLP)
Hakuo Building 5F
2-3-10 Kohraku Bunkyo,Tokyo,1120004,JAPAN
TEL:81-3-5684-5954 FAX:81-3-5684-5954
Japan Audiological Society
Takanawa Grand#707 2-14-14 Takanawa,Minato,Tokyo,1080074
TEL:03-3445-5834 FAX:03-3445-7880
Japan Educational Audiology Association(JEAA)
Tsukuba College of Technology
National Institute for the Deaf and the Blind
4-3-15 Amakubo,Tsukuba,3050005,Japan
TEL:81-29-858-9300 FAX:81-29-858-9312



Association Luxembourgeoise des Orthophonistes
BP 898 - L-LUXEMBOURG 2018
Phone: 352/ 816754 - Fax: 352/ 252370


Malaysian Association of Speech-Language and Hearing (MASH)
P.O. Box 610, Pejabat Pos,
Jalan Sultan,
46770 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia


In Their Own Words:
The Malaysian Association of Speech Language and Hearing (MASH) is the professional body for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists in Malaysia.

Objectives of MASH:

  • To act as a professional body governing the speech-language pathology and audiology profession in Malaysia.
  • To work towards the issue of a 'certificate to practise' as a legal requirement to practise in Malaysia.
  • To promote appropriate academic and clinical preparation of individuals entering the discipline of human communication and hearing science and disorders, and to promote the advancement in the knowledge and skills of those within the discipline.
  • To establish the law and practice relating to all matters connected with these professions and with the exercise of supervision over its members when engaged in professional duties as defined by the Code of Ethics.
  • To foster the development of clinical services and procedures for communication and hearing disorders.
  • To uphold the rights and interest of the people with communication and hearing disorders.
  • To promote the publication of information concerning speech, language and hearing to the public and relevant professionals.
  • To promote research into human communication and hearing.


The Association of Speech Therapists
Mrs. Helen Grech
1 Wilga Street
Placeville, Malta



Sociedad Mexicana de Audiologia y Foniatria
Apartado Postal 101-06
Col. Insurgentes Cuicuilco
04530 Mexico D.F.


The Netherlands

Nederlandse Verening voor Logopedie en Foniatria (NVLF)
Oosthaven 38 Postbus 3088, 2800 CD GOUDA
Phone: 31/182 587188 - Fax: 31/182 517655
Dutch Association of Voice, Speech and Language Pathology (NVSST)
Prof. H.K. Schutte
ENT Clinic
University Hospital, PO Box 30.001
NL-9700 RB Groningen, Netherland

New Zealand

New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association (NZSTA)
In Their Own Words:
The New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association (NZSTA) is the professional self-regulatory body for speech-language therapists in New Zealand with approximately 500 members. This site provides information regarding NZSTA’s membership, professional standards, professional development, public relations, publications, news resources, conferences, special interest groups, and links to other sites of speech-language therapy interest. This site also provides information for international employment in New Zealand, including employment requirements, an overseas application form, and a link to the New Zealand Immigration Service.
New Zealand Audiological Society (NZAS)


In Their Own Words:
The New Zealand Audiological Society (NZAS) is the professional body for Audiologists in New Zealand. With fewer than 100 full members, the aims of the NZAS are to foster interest and excellence in Audiology for the benefit of individuals with hearing loss and their families. This website is dedicated to all topics related to Audiology including research, news, events, information, and advice. It also contains links to other sites that cover a similarly diverse range of related topics including cochlear and auditory anatomy, ear disease, and tinnitus.


Nigerian Speech and Hearing Association
Dept. of Surgery, ENT Unit
College of Medicine
Idi-Araba, P.M.B.
12003 Lagos, Nigeria




The Norwegian Association of Speech and Language Therapists
Norsk Logopedlag - Gml. Strømsvei 116, 2010 STRØMMEN - tlf. 926 14 691-


In Their Own words:
Norsk Logopedlag (NLL) is an association for speech and language therapists, and works in accordance with the laws and rules of ”The International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics” (IALP). According to these the members of NLL shall, by teaching and giving treatment, work for the benefit of persons who have difficulties with speech, language, symbolic communication skills, voice or swallowing.
The Norwegian Association of Audiologists



Colegio Nacional de Fonoaudiólogos de Panamá


Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists
c/o Child Development Consultants
2/F Unit 52 Villa Origas II
Quezon City 1100
- OR - < br/> Unit G 16 Timog Avenue,
Quezon City
+63 2 416 3030


Phoniatric Section of the Polish ENT Society
Prof. A. Pruszewicz
Dept. of Phoniatrics-Audiology Academy
of Medicine
ul Przbyszewskiego 49
PL-60355 Poznan, Poland
Polish Logopaedic Society
Zaklad Fizyki Sosowanei IF UMCS
Place Marie Curie
Sklodonskiej 1
PL-20-031 Lublin, Poland
The Polish Association of Speech Therapists (PAST)
ul. Balladynu 2/5
PL-20601 Lublin, Poland



Associação Portuguesa Terapeutas da Fala
Av. Casal Ribeiro, no 18, 6o, 1000-092 LISBOA
Phone / Fax: 351/21 3510415


Puerto Rico

Organización Puertorriqueña de Patología del Habla, Lenguaje y Audiología (OPPHLA)



Association of Phoniatricians and Speech Therapists
Prof. Yuris Vasilenko, M.D.
Proesd 5. cor 9
12501 Moscow 2nd Botkinski

Saudi Arabia

Saudi speech Pathology and Audiology Association
In Their Own Words:
The Saudi Speech Pathology & Audiology Association is an organization that intends to focus on human communication behaviors and disorders in Saudi Arabia.

The main goals of SSPAA are as follows:
  • Encourage basic scientific studies of language development and disorders in Saudi Arabia.
  • Promote appropriate academic and clinical preparation of SLP and audiologist and promote the maintenance of current knowledge and skills of those within the discipline.
  • Promote awareness and prevention of disorders of human communication within the Saudi society.
  • Foster improvement of clinical services and procedures concerning the field.
  • Stimulate exchange of information among SLPs and audiologists and among different organizations.
  • Advocate for the rights and interests of individuals with communication disorders.


Speech Language Hearing Association, Singapore (SHAS)
c/o Speech Therapy Dept., Singapore General Hospital
Outram Rd
Singapore- 169608
mail: Eenquiries@shas.org.sg
In Their Own Words:
SHAS is the professional association for speech-language therapists in Singapore. SHAS is a young association. It was formally registered with the Registrar of Societies in September 1994, after a formation process that began in 1992. SHAS is a small but vibrant group of health professionals who work with people who have difficulty with communication and/or swallowing. This website provides information regarding education, employment, membership and service providers in Singapore.


South Africa

South African Speech Language Hearing Association (SASLHA)
Bakenkop Medical Centre
400 Theuns van Niekerk Street
Wierdapark, South Africa 0157
Phone: +27-12-653 2114
Fax: +27-12-653 1351
In Their Own Words:
The South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SASLHA) is committed to ensuring accessible and appropriate services for all persons with communication disorders. It further aims to develop and co-ordinate the skills and resources of the communication professionals. This website contains information regarding SASLHA’s principles, objectives, organizational activities, membership, and education.


South Korea

Korean Academy of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
Do-Ha Kwon, PhD Taegu University,
Taegu, Korea
Tel: +82-53-629-7322


Asociación de Diplomados Universitarios en Logopedia
C/ Montera 32 6ª6, 28013 Madrid
Phone / Fax: 34/91 522 8212
Sociedad Medica Espanola de Foniatria (SOMEF)
c/o Villanueva 11
Madrid E 28001
Association Espanola de Logopedia Foniatria y Audiologia (AELFA)
Violante de Hungria 111, B pral.4
E 08028




The Swedish Association of Logopedists
PO Box 760
SE-131 24 Nacka
Tel: +46-8-466 24 00
Fax: +46-8-466
In Their own Words:
SLOF, The Swedish Association of Logopedists, has a dual role; to contribute to the development of professional skills, and to serve the interests of its members. With respect to the latter role, SLOF is a trade union branch of DIK, Dokumentation, Information Kultur, which in turn is part of the national umbrella organisation SACO, The Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations.

SLOF has over 1000 members. They are represented by a board consisting of seven members, including one student who represents the 160 student members. The board has six scheduled meetings a year.


Swedish Association of Phoniatrics and Logopedics (SFFL)
Erik Dahlbergsgatan 16 B
Malmö SE 211 78
The Swedish Association of Logopedists (SLOF)
Box 760
Nacka SE 131 24



Conference des Associations Professionnelles Suisses des Logopedistes - C/APSL
Schlössli 62
CH- 2512 Tüscherz-Alfermée
e-mail: michele.kaufmann@arld.ch
www.logopaedie.ch (german)
www.arld.ch (french)
Schweizerische Arbeitsgemeinschaft fürLogopädie (SAL)
Herrn Peter Schulthess
Postfach Pro-Infirmis
CH-8032 Zurich, Switzerland



Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Phoniatrie
Logopädie une Audiologie (SGPLA)
Dr. M. Hoffman
CH-9000 St-Gallen, Switzerland

Société Romande d'Audiologie
Phoniatrie et Logopédie (SRAPL)
Mme S. Schaer
R. de la Cote 253
CH-1754 Rose, Switzerland

The Speech-Language-Hearing Association of the Republic of China 
Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Chung Shan Medical & Dental School
110 Chien Kuo North Road, Sce.1


Thai Speech and Hearing Association
Division of Communication Disorders
Department of Otolaryngology
Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital
Mahidol University
Rama VI Road Bangkok 10400 Thailand
Tel: (66-02) 245-9505
Fax: (662) 246-2123, 201-1515
Professor Krisna: krisna44@hotmail.com


Association of Speech and Language Pathologists (DKBUD)
Karum İş Merkezi, B Asansörü
Kat.4 N. 5 Kavaklıdere
06680 Ankara
Tel: +90-312-4685700
Fax: +90-312-4685702

Association of Audiology, Speech and Voice Pathologists
Seyran Bağları Mah.
Başçavuş Sok., No. 3-B
Esat, Ankara

United Kingdom 
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

In Their Own Words:
Membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is open to any speech and language therapist qualifying in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Since the founding of the profession in 1945, speech and language therapists have maintained high professional standards in education, training and practice through membership of their own professional body. Today, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is the internationally recognized voice of speech and language therapists in the United Kingdom. Here and abroad, good employers look for membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists when recruiting speech and language therapists. It's their guarantee that you are a professional, bound by a code of ethics and working to highest standards. The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is the voice of the profession, looking after the interests of all Speech and Language Therapists, their patients, and their clients.


British Voice Association

In Their Own Words:
In the early eighties, the British Voice Association was devised, initially as a study group for individuals who were interested in learning more about the inter-workings of the voice. It was initially established as the Voice Research Society. It quickly became apparent that there was an enormous need for such an organization and its membership rapidly increased. It became the British Voice Association twelve years ago.
The association encourages healthy voices, vocal skills, and communication in such areas as the performing arts, business and industry, medicine and education. The British Voice Association recognizes the human voice as an essential element of our communication and well-being. It is devoted to people with voice problems, ranging from severe pathology and cancer to subtle difficulties of artistic performance, all of whom are entitled to the best care available. To that end, the British Voice Association is dedicated to supporting, informing and encouraging members of all professions who work with these individuals.

British Academy of Audiology

In Their Own Words:
The British Academy of Audiology is the united body for the Audiology Profession throughout the UK. The academy offers protection, encouragement, inspiration, and guidance to its members. The British Academy of Audiology will work to develop and promote excellence in services for our patients. The academy will raise the profile of Audiology as an autonomous profession and will work to be a united powerful voice.

British Society of Audiology

In Their Own Words:
The British Society of Audiology aims to increase knowledge of hearing and balance and to enhance audiological practice by dissemination and education. It was founded in 1966, has grown steadily since then and is by far the largest audiology society in Europe. It is multi-disciplinary and has members from all areas of audiology in the UK and throughout the world. It is open to suitable persons who have demonstrated an interest in audiology. The Society is a founder member of the Federation of Acoustical Societies of Europe (FASE) and more recently provided the stimulus for the European Federation of Audiological Societies (EFAS).

The British Society of Audiology helps grow further knowledge concerning the science of audiology. The society provides funding for studies of hearing and balance, the diagnosis of hearing impairment, and prevention of hearing and balance impairments. The society strives for the advancement of education in audiology. The British Society also aids in further research in audiology and publication of the results of such research.


United States of America 
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

In Their Own Words:
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 120,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s mission is: "To promote the interests of and provide the highest quality services for professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science, and to advocate for people with communication disabilities."


American Academy of Audiology (AAA)

In Their Own Words:
The American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, for and by audiologists. The active membership of more than 9,600 audiologists join together to provide the highest quality of hearing healthcare service to children and adults described by our national slogan "Caring for America's Hearing."

Mission Statement
The American Academy of Audiology promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness and support of research.

Academy of Dispensing Audiologists

In Their Own Words:
The Academy of Dispensing Audiologists was founded in 1977 by nine practitioners to foster and support the professional dispensing of hearing aids by qualified audiologists in rehabilitative practices. Today, ADA offers programming and support to those audiologists and students who desire to be independent practitioners in whatever setting they choose to practice. Towards that goal, ADA offers a Fall conference and smaller regional meetings and seminars providing information and resources regarding all aspects of dispensing. ADA also encourages training programs to include aspects of hearing aid dispensing and awards a grant yearly to individuals who foster those goals. The Wernick Award is presented annually to an education/researcher who displays vigor and expertise in extending the knowledge base used for fitting and evaluating hearing aids. Feedback, ADA's quarterly magazine, details the many current issues confronting audiologists. And, true to its mission, ADA was heavily involved and continues to spearhead the implementation phase of the Au.D. degree program which was spawned at the 1988 conference on audiological education.
Mission Statement
The ADA is dedicated to leadership in advancing practitioner excellence, high ethical standards, professional autonomy, hearing technology, and sound business practices in the provision of quality audiological care.

Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology

In Their Own Words:
The purpose of the Academy is to promote excellence in hearing care through the provision of comprehensive rehabilitative and habilitative services. This will be accomplished by:

  1. Providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experiences with the audiologic habilitative and rehabilitative components of hearing care.
  2. Fostering and stimulating education, research, and interest in habilitation and rehabilitation for persons who are hearing impaired.
  3. Expanding and improving delivery of services to and on behalf of individuals with hearing impairment.
  4. Receiving, holding and using gifts, bequests, and endowments for the organization to achieve its purposes.
  5. Serving as a public policy advocate for audiologic rehabilitative and habilitative services.

Asociación de Fonoaudiología del Uruguay (A.deF.U.)


Federacion Latino-Americana de Sociedades de Foniatria Logopedia y Audiologia (FLASFLA)
Dr. Oscar Ferrer Roo
Apartado de Chacao 60.209
Caracas 1060, Venezuela

Asociación Fonoaudiólogos Venezuela 
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