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.

Recommended features

May 2015: Tele-health
Tele-health in Audiology

Tele-health in Audiology

We're exploring how tele-health is being used now, and how to make it a regular part of practices in the near future.
Apr 2015: Hearing Care Manager of the Future
The Hearing Care Manager of the Future
The Hearing Care Manager of the Future
Do you have what it takes to be the hearing care manager of the future? We investigate how the profession is changing.


Inclusive Toys and Games for Children with Hearing Loss

The #toylikeme social media campaign is urging toy manufacturers to reflect disabilities in their products. Some brands are already answering the call, offering hearing aids and other devices for their dolls. We're rounding up a list of inclusive toys and games for children with hearing loss.

Click here to add your own suggestions.

As we visit our practitioners across the country, we generally see that those dispensers that are intuitively empathetic and have a patient-centered care approach are generally the ones with thriving businesses.

Recent Forum Entry: Do audiologists see transitions management as part of their jobs?

All human beings go through transitions as they mature and move from being dependent children to becoming independent adults. Who should take responsibility for managing these transitions in children with hearing loss – what role does the audiologist play?

Click here to join the discussion in our Forum.

Latest news

Ida Visiting Scholar Presents at BSHAA Conference

THU MAY 21, 2015

Ida Visiting Scholar Nerina Scarinci presented research findings on behalf of the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre and teams from the Universities of Queensland and Melbourne.

New Ethnographic Films Added to Ida Video Library

WED MAY 13, 2015

The nine new ethnographic films were shot between 2009 and 2012 and cover clinical sessions with patients around the United State and United Kingdom.

Ida Tools Presented Through Audiology Online Webinars

FRI MAY 8, 2015

The webinars are delivered by Ida Institute Project Manager and Audiologist Anne Mette Krogstrup Jeppesen and include introductions to and information on how to use the tools in your practice.


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.