The North Carolina Speech-Language Hearing Association (NCSHLA) is a dedicated organization committed to empowering and supporting its members through advocacy and education. Our mission is to enhance the quality of and access to speech-language pathology and audiology services for all individuals. With a vision to set the highest standards of ethical practice and quality of care, we serve a diverse community. Our key objectives include promoting the roles of audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and assistants. We focus on the scientific study of communication and dysphagia disorders, encouraging research and information exchange among professionals. Prevention of communication and hearing disorders is a crucial part of our agenda. We offer continuing education and networking opportunities for professional growth and advocate for the highest standards in training and practice. NCSHLA actively promotes public awareness about these professions and the individuals we serve. We are committed to fostering affiliations and collaborations with similar organizations to advance our shared goals in aiding those with communication, hearing, and swallowing disorders.