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

Counting Down to Ida's 10th Anniversary

FRI AUG 18, 2017

The Ida Institute is getting ready to celebrate, and we want you to celebrate with us! September 1 will mark 10 years since the Ida Institute began and we're looking back with Ida Moments and photo book.

Ida Presenting at Eriksholm Summer Camp

THU AUG 10, 2017

The Eriksholm Research Centre has invited the Ida Institute back to present at its annual Summer Camp. Ida representatives will give 60 students an introduction to person-centered care.

Ida Announces Collaboration with British Society of Audiologists

THU AUG 3, 2017

Ida Learning Hall professional development courses on person-centered care will be offered as part of the British Society of Audiologists’s online learning community, BSA Grow.


Join Ida's New Learning Universe

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


Looking for the Ida Forum?

We are moving our discussions to the Ida Learning Hall. 

We will phase the Forum out over the next few months. Click here to participate in conversations and access any materials you want to save from the Forum.

Recommended features

February: Celebrating Hearing
Celebrating Hearing

Celebrating Hearing

Support World Hearing Day and raise awareness of hearing loss in your community.
August: Fit for the Future
Fit for the Future
Fit for the Future
What can you do to anticipate changes in hearing healthcare and future-proof your practice?

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.