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.
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.
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.