NSLHA Awards

The NSLHA Awards Committee reviews nominations and selects recipients for NSLHA awards. Click here for the NSLHA Awards Committee Job Description.


  • Better Hearing & Speech Month Awards - awarded to raise awareness about a variety of communication disorders and to promote awareness about the available resources and treatments in order to enhance overall quality of life for individuals with communication disorders. The theme for 2021 is "Building Connections".

  • Honors of the Association - to recognize an individual who has been active in NSLHA and/or volunteered for the association. The individual may be an audiologist or speech-language pathologist in the clinical or school setting. Download a nomination form. Nominations are due August 1, 2021.

  • The Recognition of Service Award - given to an individual in recognition of exemplary commitment and contribution to the field, with an emphasis on specific contributions within the last 6 years. Areas of achievement may be in audiology or speech-language pathology and may be in either the school or clinical setting. Download a nomination form. Nominations are due August 1, 2021.

  • The Meritorious Service Award  - to recognized a person or organization that supports people with communication disorders.  These individuals are from outside the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology. Download a nomination form. Nominations are due August 1, 2021.
  • The Young Leadership Award - recognizes current students or young professionals in speech-language pathology and audiology who have demonstrated leadership abilities and/or who show potential to become leaders of NSLHA. Download a nomination form. Nominations are due August 1, 2021.