Speech and Hearing Association Nepal

National Association of Speech-Language and Hearing professionals

Mr. Rajat Gautam

Senior Consultant Audiologist
Dpt. of ENT- HNS, Nepal Mediciti Hospital

Welcome to SHAN

The Speech and Hearing Association of Nepal (SHAN) is the professional and scientific association that represents over 70 dedicated professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. Established in 1999, SHAN serves as the premier professional and scientific association for these disciplines in Nepal.

One of the primary objectives of SHAN is to advance the hearing, speech, and language professions, as well as rehabilitation services, through advocacy and the promotion of continuing rehabilitation education (CRE). By actively monitoring professionals and encouraging research in the field of speech and hearing, SHAN ensures that its members stay updated with the latest developments and best practices.

In pursuit of its mission, SHAN regularly organizes conferences, CRE opportunities, awareness rallies, and camps. These events serve as platforms for knowledge sharing, networking, and fostering collaboration among professionals. They also play a crucial role in raising awareness about speech and hearing disorders, promoting early intervention, and reducing the stigma associated with such conditions in society.

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SHAN’s impact reaches far beyond its membership base. The association collaborates with governmental and non-governmental organizations to influence policy development and create a favorable environment for individuals with communication disorders. Through its unwavering dedication and tireless efforts, SHAN strives to improve the lives of individuals with speech and hearing challenges and build a more inclusive society in Nepal.

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals with communication challenges? Join the Speech and Hearing Association Nepal (SHAN) and be a part of a vibrant community dedicated to transforming lives through speech and hearing services.

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Our Mission

The mission of Speech and Hearing Association Nepal (SHAN) is to advance the speech and hearing professions in Nepal, improving the lives of individuals with communication disorders. SHAN advocates for their rights, raises awareness, and reduces stigma. By providing professional development and knowledge sharing, SHAN empowers members to deliver high-quality care and stay updated with advancements. Through policy influence, SHAN aims to create an inclusive environment and enhance the quality of life for those affected by speech and hearing challenges

Professional Development

Research and Innovation

Standards and Ethics

Public Awareness and Education

Collaborations and Partnerships


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Awareness Campaign

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Members Worldwide

$ 1 K+

Funds Raised

What We Achieved

Speech and Hearing Association Nepal (SHAN) has achieved significant milestones in its commitment to advancing the speech and hearing professions. With unwavering dedication, SHAN has successfully advocated for the rights and well-being of individuals with communication disorders, raising awareness and reducing societal stigma. By organizing impactful conferences, workshops, and continuing education programs, SHAN has empowered its members to deliver exceptional care and remain at the forefront of advancements in the field.

Our Videos

Speech and Hearing Association Nepal  harnesses the visual and audio capabilities of digital media to effectively convey information about communication disorders, their impact on individuals, and available support and resources. Through these videos, SHAN aims to educate the public, debunk misconceptions, and reduce the stigma surrounding speech and hearing impairments.

They Need Your Help!

The high prevalence of hearing and communication disorder in Nepal underscores the urgent need for support. Limited awareness and late detection contribute to the problem, hindering timely intervention. Access to healthcare services, particularly in rural areas, is also a challenge. Individuals with hearing and communication disorder face communication difficulties, leading to isolation and barriers in education and employment. By addressing these needs, we can enhance the quality of life and create an inclusive society for individuals with hearing challenges in Nepal.