The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 127,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.

ASHA has had several names over our 79 year history. The first was the American Academy of Speech Correction (1925). The current name The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association was adopted in 1978.

The first official ASHA National Office was established in 1958 at 1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW in Washington, DC. Subsequent National Office locations were: 9030 Old Georgetown Road (1966) and 10701 Rockville Pike (1977). In 1981 the ASHA National Office moved to its current location at 10801 Rockville Pike. Currently, approximately 225 staff work at the ASHA National Office.

The current ASHA staff includes about 30 individuals from the professions of audiology or speech-language pathology and individuals with exemplary professional experience and credentials in the domains of: accounting and financial management, adult learning, association management, epidemiology, facilities management, graphic design, human resources, information systems, lobbying, marketing, meetings and conference management, postal operations, publications, public relations, research and survey methodology – just to name a few!

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