The Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit won first prize in the clinical science poster category at the British Academy of Audiology Conference this November. Their poster highlights interim results from ongoing research on the clinical benefits of using the Ida Motivation Tools.
The interim sample from the feasibility study suggests that the use of motivational engagement could have the potential to increase patient confidence in following recommended interventions. Read more >>
On the Ida website and throughout our tools, we usually refer to the person in the consultation session with the hearing care professional as the patient. We are looking to use a new term that better captures the relationship between the person with hearing loss and their professional.
What word do you think we should use in the future instead of patient? Post your input and comments in the Forum. View Forum discussion >>
Ida Fellow Linda Thibodeau founded the Specialized Intensive Auditory Rehabilitation Conference (SIARC) at the University of Texas at Dallas over ten years ago. The week-long workshop provides participants and students with enormous insight into the human dynamics of hearing loss. Read more >>
The Ida Institute plans to hold a conference in February to create a global vision of hearing healthcare and an action plan to achieve this vision. Read more >>
Learn how patient-centered care can be good for patients and business as we debunk common myths that have inhibited its more widespread adoption. Myth Busters >>
The Ida Institute is an independent, non-profit organization that aims to foster a better understanding of the human dynamics of hearing loss. We are funded by a grant from the Oticon Foundation.
We share knowledge and tools with hearing care professionals to help them open communication and engage patients in the management of their hearing loss.
By helping clinicians obtain a more holistic understanding of the patient journey through hearing loss, we enable hearing care professionals to help people live better lives. Learn more>>
Lisbeth Dons Jensen, a research anthropologist at the Eriksholm Research Center in Denmark, recently co-authored a paper exploring how clients and professionals view optimal hearing aid usage.
The paper found that hearing care professionals emphasized the role of a good client-relationship to achieve optimal hearing aid usage, while the clients put more emphasis on the role of the hearing aids themselves. Listen to the conversation >>
We recently spoke to Kathleen Devlin Culver, Director of Foundation Operations and Development at the American Academy of Audiology Foundation, about our collaborative effort to create and share the Three Wise Monkeys poster to raise awareness of hearing loss. Listen to the conversation >>
The Audira Think Tank has released a thought-provoking framework to help hearing care professionals, manufacturers, and clinics encourage people to take action on their hearing and approach hearing solutions. Read more >>