Why Become a Member?

BSHAA is the professional body for independent audiologists.

  • We believe in delivering the highest level of care.
  • We are passionate about supporting our members to achieve this.
  • We are the officially recognised professional body, representing over 1600 audiologists in the UK, Ireland and across the world.
  • Our vision is to represent and advocate for the private audiology sector.
  • And to help our members access the highest standards in CPD training and education.
  • We believe that the profession of audiology should work as one, and we will work towards that goal.
  • We will promote greater diversity within our profession.

What does BSHAA do for you?

Being part of the largest group of professionals in private hearing care in the UK delivers a huge number of benefits. Established 66 years ago, we have over 1,600 members in the UK and around the world – join your professional body and a well-respected community of hearing care professionals.

1. Access your free CPD PORTAL app, an easy way to manage and record your continuous professional development, with diary and reflection templates, so you can record CPD learning anywhere.You can access an extensive learning library including details of our conferences and professional development days (not run by manufacturers), our free professional development podcasts webinars, our BSHAA guidance documents and lots more learning materials online.

2. Use the letters MSHAA after your name, and FSHAA if you become a Fellow – the highest level of BSHAA membership. Display the BSHAA logo in your business advertising, a sure way of letting customers know about your commitment to the highest professional values.

3. Free Membership of our Customer Care Scheme – invaluable support if things go wrong.

4. Feature in our Find A Member Audiologist tool – a searchable map for members of the public to find their nearest BSHAA member with detailed member links and options to upgrade your listing.

5. Find jobs and opportunities; list your job vacancies, list items for sale, items wanted (free for members). Find friends and colleagues.

6. Receive regular copies of BSHAA People Online, Our online magazine for members, packed with the latest news, great articles, research and developments.

7. NEW: Access to BSHAA email helplines on career, education, technical, business start-up and more.

8. Get involved in council projects.

9. Full voting rights.

Membership open to all audiologists and associated professions (UK registered AHCS/RCCP/HCPC/GMC), manufacturers, stakeholders, hearing care assistants, students on a recognised UK course.