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 person-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 people with hearing loss and in so doing, better address each client'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

Countdown to World Hearing Day on March 3

FRI FEB 17, 2017

Every year, the WHO celebrates an awareness raising initiative designed to draw attention to hearing loss and the importance of prevention, screening and rehabilitation.

Bringing Hearing Care to War Veterans at JDVAC

FRI FEB 10, 2017

The conference is organized each year by the Military Audiology Association who provides hearing care for veterans as well as prevent noise-induced hearing loss in active service people.

Get Ready to Spread the Word for Tinnitus Awareness Week

FRI FEB 3, 2017

February 6-12 is Tinnitus Awareness Week.Among those running awareness campaigns for the week are the British Tinnitus Association, the American Tinnitus Association and Better Hearing Australia.


Research Library

Browse the evidence behind Ida's principles


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Apply for a Grant

Research Committee Accepting Applications

The Research Committee is now accepting applications for grants. Click here to learn more.

Recommended features

August: Fit for the Future
Fit for the Future

Fit for the Future

What can you do to anticipate changes in hearing healthcare and future-proof your practice?
May 2016: Change Guide
The Change Guide
The Change Guide
Introduce change to your workplace using methods that encourage participation and inspire consensus.

Vision 2020

The Big Messages on Sound and Hearing

We've been collecting videos about why sound and hearing are important. Click here to watch and share the Big Messages.



Extend your care beyond the appointment with these interactive tools.

Vision 2020

Background Information

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


Motivation Tools

Motivational Engagement

Assess client motivation and encourage people with hearing loss to take action.

Communication Partners

Work with clients 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 client's daily life and specific needs into the appointment as you identify communication situations that are relevant and important to them.