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.
Recent Forum Entry: Different Aspects of Pediatric Adaption
How important is it to involve child psychologists when dealing with audiology? In our Spanish Speakers Forum, participants are discussing the necessity of a multi-disciplinary approach when treating children with hearing loss.
Click here to ask questions and share your own clinical or personal experience.
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.
Ida Institute Featured Session and Booth at AAA
MON MAR 23, 2015
Ida will be at the Audiology Now! conference this week in San Antonio, Texas, presenting a featured session on Friday morning about our Vision 2020 process called Creating the Future of Hearing Care.
Three Monkeys Poster Adapted for International Ear Care Day
WED MAR 18, 2015
It has been nearly two years since the Three Monkeys were chosen as the winner of our Ideas Worth Hearing competition, and We’re very excited to see the idea is still going strong.
New Article on Hearing Loss as a Rite of Passage
FRI MAR 13, 2015
Graduations, marriages, and visits to the audiologist: We might not view them in the same light, but these milestones are the topic of Ida Institute Chief Anthropologist Hans Henrik Philipsen’s new article.
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.