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.

Latest news

Ida Presents Tele-Health at Lund University

TUE OCT 6, 2015

The five-hour workshop was intended to get the students excited about using tele-audiology now and inspire them about future possibilities.

New Resources for the Cochlear Implant Journey

TUE SEP 29, 2015

The Ida Institute has just established a new section on our website that highlights knowledge,findings and video from our seminar, "Successes, Gaps and Challenges in CI Rehabilitation: The CI Journey for Children and their Families."

Ida Welcomes New Project Manager Bente Sørensen

FRI SEP 11, 2015

Bente is taking over as a project manager, developer, and trainer who will help share our ideas and facilitate new ones.


A patient-centered approach costs nothing. I think if you were to take an idea to a bank manager and when they asked what your overheads were and you said, 'there aren’t any, you just have to change your approach,' the bank manger would say ‘Of course it makes sense, it is a no brainer.'

Make Listening Safe

Make Listening Safe was the theme of this year's International Ear Care Day. Though the day was observed in March, we're continuing the discussion of how to raise awareness about everyday noise exposure and the potential damage it can do to our hearing.

Click here to join the discussion and share your own ideas about how to raise awareness.

Research Library

Browse the evidence behind Ida's principles

Recommended features

Sep 2015: Family Centered Care
Family Centered Care

Family Centered Care

We're looking at the benefits of family centered care beyond pediatric patients, because hearing loss is a family affair no matter the age of the patient.
Aug 2015: Professional Development
Professional Development
Professional Development
As audiology continues to evolve, the Ida Institute will continue to offer new resources to encourage and aid an active approach to professional development.


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.