Who We Are

MSHA members deal with a wide range of issues within the scope of their professional practice, including, but not limited to:

  • Speech disorders, such as articulation or phonological disorders, stuttering, and voice disorders.
  • Language disorders, including those affecting understanding and production in both children and adults, which may be developmental or acquired due to conditions like stroke or traumatic brain injury.
  • Hearing impairments, from mild hearing loss to profound deafness, including the assessment, fitting, and management of hearing aids and other assistive listening devices.
  • Auditory processing disorders, where there is difficulty in processing auditory information.
  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) across the lifespan, from neonatal to geriatric populations.

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Audiologists evaluate, diagnose, and provide rehabilitative services for hearing and balance disorders.



NSSLHA endeavors to inspire, empower, and support students in the field of CSD to engage in leadership opportunities, grow professionally, and excel in their futures.

Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-language pathologists evaluate, diagnose, and treat speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders.

Professional Resources

Professional Resources

We hope that you will find this information useful and we look forward to continuing to empower our members with information in the future.


Medications That Can Cause Hearing Loss

Posted: Jan 24 2024 5:51 PM

The relationship between medication intake and auditory health is a critical area of study in the medical community. With an increasing number of individuals relying on various medications for chronic and acute conditions, the importance of understanding which pharmaceutical agents can potentially harm hearing cannot be overstated ...

OTC Hearing Aids

Posted: Jan 15 2024 5:51 PM

OTC Hearing Aids: An Overview & Update for Audiologists in Mississippi. Led by: Haley Messersmith, Au.D., CCC-A. The release of the FDA ruling regarding OTC hearing aids has audiologists around the country wondering what this means for their patients and the future of their practice. Join Haley Messersmith, VP: Audiology of the Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association, to discuss details ...


Posted: Dec 23 2023 3:51 PM

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our very first MSHA Virtual Town Hall, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT via Zoom. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. We hope you will join us and share with your friends and colleagues too. 2023 was a challenging year for so many. Nevertheless, you all persisted. We salute all the speech and hearing professionals ...

Conference Dates!

Posted: Nov 28 2023 1:48 PM

Happy New Year from your Conference Co-Chairs! The MSHA Annual Continuing Education Conference will be held September 1-3! We are thrilled to announce that the conference will be back at the Hilton in Jackson. We are moving forward with planning an in-person conference for networking and reconnection opportunities. Please note we will make modifications if warranted due to the status of the ...

President's Message

Posted: Mar 26 2022 5:30 PM

MSHA TO-DO LIST. SAVE THE DATE for Annual Conference: September 1-3. Ask Two Colleagues to JOIN MSHA. Renew Your MSHA Membership. Students only $15. Clinical Fellows only $35. Sign up for a MSHA Committee. Participate in VIRTUAL LEGISLATIVE DAY January 27th. Join me in moving Mississippi forward, Amy Livingston, MS CCC-SLPM, SHA President, Mississippi.

MSHA Virtual Legislative Day

Posted: Jan 22 2022 1:56 PM

Attention MSHA members! MSHA is submitting two bills for legislative change. These two important topics are Hearing Aid Insurance Coverage for Children under 21 (House Bill 13/ Senate Bill 2338) and the creation of an Independent Licensure Board for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (House Bill 85/Senate Bill 2005). We are asking that you participate in MSHA’s Virtual Legislative Day ...

MSHA Events

The Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association hosts a variety of education and networking events throughout the year in order to engage and educate its many members. Please see below to view opportunities of interest to you.

MSHA Capitol Day

Mississippi Speech Language Hearing Association members and stakeholders are invited to attend the MSHA Capitol Day. This is a great opportunity to meet and visit with your local legislators to discuss the role of speech, language, and hearing professionals in Mississippi, the impact we have on the community, and legislative issues affecting our professions.

MSHA Annual Conference

Location: Sheridan Flowood. Registration and details coming soon.

Audiology Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Join Haley Messersmith, VP: Audiology of the Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association, to discuss details regarding the FDA ruling and how it pertains to your current and future practice. more »