The Ida Institute

The Ida Institute is an independent, non-profit organization working to integrate person-centered care in hearing rehabilitation. We aim to enable people with hearing loss to take an active role in their care by expressing their needs and preferences.

Together with hearing care professionals around the world, we develop free tools and resources to strengthen the counseling process. Our website is a collaborative space where we invite you to share knowledge, information and resources.

This year, we are celebrating 10 years of collaboration with hearing care professionals around the world to advance person-centered care. The materials on this website are a direct result of this collaborative effort. 

Latest news

An Interview with Lisa Kovacs of Hands and Voices

FRI SEP 22, 2017

Hands & Voices, an advocacy group for parents of Deaf and hard of hearing children, recently launched their new Post-Secondary Transitions Online Module for Parents.

An Interview with AAA President Jackie Clark

THU SEP 14, 2017

While on an annual working trip to South Africa, Jackie answered a few questions about her teaching, her clinical work, and what she’s is hoping to accomplish while leading AAA.

Ida Presented at the British Tinnitus Association's Annual Conference

FRI SEP 8, 2017

Ida Senior Audiologist Cherilee Rutherford gave a presentation on person-centered care in tinnitus management and counseling and introduced Ida's tinnitus tools. 


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Bite-sized learning, knowledge sharing, and connecting with peers worldwide. Join the Ida Learning Hall for a new learning experience!

Research Library

Browse the evidence behind Ida's principles

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August: Ida Learning Hall
Ida Learning Hall

Ida Learning Hall

Introducing Ida's new space for eLearning and discussion
February: Celebrating Hearing
Celebrating Hearing
Celebrating Hearing
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Vision 2020

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.

Vision 2020

Background Information

Read the output from our Vision 2020 process and prepare yourself for the future of audiology!


Motivation Tools

Motivational Engagement

Assess client motivation and encourage people with hearing loss to take action.

Communication Partners

Work with clients 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 client's daily life and specific needs into the appointment as you identify communication situations that are relevant and important to them.