About Speech and Hearing BC
The ability to communicate is your bridge to the rest of the world.
Speech and Hearing BC is a not-for-profit association with more than 1200 member speech-language pathologists and audiologists in British Columbia.
We believe in the importance of providing treatment to individuals of all ages who may experience problems with their speech, language, hearing, voice, swallowing, fluency, or social communication.
Everyone in British Columbia is empowered to communicate effectively with easily accessible, professional support from Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
Speech and Hearing BC works to ensure all British Columbians can experience their human right to communicate. Through support, education and advocacy we help residents of all ages to reach their communication potential. We provide tools and support to member Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. We share resources for the public to better understand communication disorders and their treatments. We advocate for accessible communication support for all. Through all our activities, we strive for increasingly improved circumstances for communication professionals and those they help.
Here are some of the ways we can support you:
Changing lives by improving communication.
We believe in helping people who have speech and hearing disorders to better express themselves, understand what others say, be heard, and hear more clearly. Our members provide assessment and treatment to individuals of all ages who may experience problems with their speech, language, hearing, voice, swallowing, fluency, or social communication.
Connecting those in need with those who can help.
We connect people who have communication disorders with highly trained, certified professionals across BC who can help. Our website provides a listing of speech-language pathologists and audiologists who are certified members of our national affiliate, Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC).
Educating about speech, language, swallowing and hearing disorders.
We provide educational resources for those wishing to find out more about a wide range of speech, language, and hearing disorders. Helpful links to online resources are listed in many sections of our website.
Advocating for the importance of public access to treatment services.
We support advocacy efforts for continued access to speech, language, and hearing services. We are a non-profit association with a joint membership agreement with Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC), the national body representing speech and hearing professionals across Canada. We are also a member of the Pan-Canadian Alliance of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Associations, which enables provincial associations and SAC to work together on common priorities.