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.
My World Workshop Presented at the Ear Foundation
FRI JUN 24, 2016
Ida Senior Audiologist Melanie Gregory presented the My World tool to a group of 25 teachers of the deaf.
Cochlear Implant Journey Presentation on Audiology Online
FRI JUN 17, 2016
Ida Learning Specialist Ena Nielsen will give the presentation on Wednesday, June 22 at 12pm EST through the Audiology Online website.
NAS Releases Report on Priorities for Hearing Healthcare
FRI JUN 10, 2016
The report makes recommendations for changes to hearing care, with the aim of reaching more people who need to improve their hearing.
University Course Survey
The Ida Institute is currently running a survey on our updated University Course and we would like to hear your opinions. Your response will help us improve the University Course for the benefit of students, educators, and people living with hearing loss. The questionnaire will only take five minutes. Please click here to continue.
Browse the evidence behind Ida's principles
We are pleased to announce the awardees of our Research Committee grant. Congratulations to the teams headed by Nerina Scarinci, Janet Jamieson, and Katie Ekberg.
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.
Read the output from our Vision 2020 process and prepare yourself for the future of audiology!
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.