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.
Study Shows Importance of Patient Motivation in Hearing Aid Adoption
FRI NOV 27, 2015
A new study from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, identifies patient motivation as the second-most important factor in hearing aid adoption.
Ear Foundation Releases Latest Report on Access to Hearing Healthcare
THU NOV 19, 2015
The Ear Foundation has published its third report on the impact of hearing loss on adults, and recommends how the UK government support those with hearing loss while saving money.
New Materials Available on Ida's Vision 2020 Process
WED NOV 11, 2015
The first material from our Vision 2020 process has been published. You can now get a full overview of our different projects, meetings, and ideas.
Cochlear Implant Resources
We've shared information learned at our CI seminar to help your pediatric patients and their families on their journey.
Ida at BAA
The Ida Institute's Melanie Gregory will present a workshop, "Supporting of Management of Transitions for Families and Children with Hearing Loss," at the British Academy of Audiology Conference. Join in on Friday, 27 November, at 13:45.
Browse the evidence behind Ida's principles
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.