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.
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Ida Basics Introduces Patient Centered Care
Recent Forum Entry: A Parent's Journey
What is life like for the parents of children who are diagnosed with a hearing loss? Are they ever intimidated to talk about what life is like at home? Do professional have trouble understanding real-world scenarios for families?
We're discussing an article by Tamsin Coates in our Forum. Weigh in with your own experiences and opinions!
Some people think patient-centered care would be really time-consuming, but I don't personally feel that it is. There are ways around the expense of time. It doesn't have to take a lot longer just because you are focusing on the patient as opposed to your predefined goals.
Using Living Well and My World to Explore Wireless Tech
As hearing aids become more sophisticated, so does the technology that supplements them. But how do patients and their audiologists know if this added tech is helpful for the hearing aid user?
New Films Share Children's Cochlear Implant Journeys
Ida Institute Chief Anthropologist Hans Henrik Philipsen is currently preparing new ethnographic films based on a recent trip to South Africa. While in Cape Town, Hans Henrik interviewed families...
Cochlear Implant Seminar at Ida Institute This April
The Ida Institute is looking forward to expanding its work with cochlear implants this year. This will include hosting a seminar, “Successes, Gaps and Challenges in CI Rehabilitation: The CI Journey...
Assess patient motivation and encourage patients to take responsibility for their own actions and take action on their hearing loss.
Work with the patient to identify the most important people in their social network and to develop a shared strategy for communication.
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.