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 person-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 people with hearing loss and in so doing, better address each client'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.
Ena Nielsen Becomes New Ida Institute Associate Director
THU AUG 25, 2016
Ena has been with Ida since 2011, when she joined as a project manager and learning specialist. She will continue to oversee certain projects and will assume management of Ida’s partnerships and research outcomes.
Ida Welcomes New Design and Innovation Consultant
THU AUG 18, 2016
The Ida Institute is pleased to welcome the newest addition to our team, Charlotte Mathiesen. Charlotte officially joined us this week as our Design and Innovation Consultant.
Ida Tools Recommended in the ASHA Leader
THU AUG 11, 2016
A recent article in the ASHA Leader by Ida collaborator Paula Schauer recommends the Communication Rings and Living Well as visual aids to support person-centered care.
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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 client motivation and encourage people with hearing loss to take action.
Work with clients 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 client's daily life and specific needs into the appointment as you identify communication situations that are relevant and important to them.