The Ida Institute

The Ida Institute is an independent, non-profit organization with the vision to foster a better understanding of the human dynamics of hearing loss.

Together with professionals from every area of hearing care we work to make patient centered care the preferred practice in clinic settings around the world.  The tools you will discover on this website are a direct result of this collaborative effort. Ida tools are developed to empower hearing care professionals to engage with patients and in so doing, better address each patient’s needs.

Our website is also a free and open collaborative space where we invite you to share knowledge, information and resources.

We are funded through a grant from the Oticon Foundation.

Latest news

An Interview with Tinnitus Challenge Participant Dr. Tobias Kleinjung

MON FEB 1, 2016

Dr. Tobias Kleinjung is an otolaryngologist based at the University Hospital of Zurich, where among his patients are those who suffer from tinnitus, and participant in our Tinnitus Challenge.

Ida Institute Attending JDVAC 2016 in St. Louis

FRI JAN 22, 2016

The Ida Institute will be attending this year’s Joint Defense Veterans Audiologist Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, from 22-24 February, where we will have a booth.

Ida Presenting at Convention of Indian Speech and Hearing Association

WED JAN 13, 2016

Ida Senior Audiologist Melanie Gregory and Learning Specialist Ena Nielsen will give three workshops on 4 February as part of a pre-conference CEP.


CI Resources

Cochlear Implant Resources

We've shared information learned at our CI seminar to help your pediatric patients and their families on their journey.

Research Library

Browse the evidence behind Ida's principles

Vision 2020

Vision 2020

Read the output from our Vision 2020 process and prepare yourself for the future of audiology!

Recommended features

Jan 2016: Transitions
Teens, Tweens, and Transitions

Teens, Tweens, and Transitions

Our Transitions Management project looks at how teens and tweens with hearing loss can manage the changes in their lives.
Nov 2015: Living Well
Living Well with Hearing Loss
Living Well with Hearing Loss
Understanding what is most important to each individual is the key to helping them improve their communication


Motivation Tools

Patient motivation

Assess patient motivation and encourage patients to take responsibility for their own actions and take action on their hearing loss.

Communication Partners

Work with the patient to identify the most important people in their social network and to develop a shared strategy for communication.

Living Well

Living Well with Hearing Loss

Bring the patient's daily life and specific needs into the appointment as you identify communication situations that are relevant and important to them.