The Ear Foundation has recently released two parts of a study focusing on the challenges of adults living with hearing loss, and what initiatives can be taken to improve their quality of life. The reports were led by Ida Institute Advisory Board member Sue Archbold for the UK-based charity, which specializes in cochlear implants and family centered care.
The Ida Motivation Tools can be used in other audiological areas outside of hearing aids. Nicola Topass, a team leader at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, England, has begun using them with her vestibular patients as a way to reduce “did not attend” rates in her clinic.
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We share and co-create knowledge and tools with hearing care professionals to help them open communication with patients and better address their needs.
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We are sponsoring a competition with technical support from WHO to find a logo for International Ear Care Day. Submissions are open until January 31, 2015. Visit the competition website for more information.
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