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.

Latest news

Ida Collaborators Gave Presentations at the World Congress of Audiology

FRI SEP 23, 2016

Several members of the Ida Advisory Board and Research Committee, as well as Ida fellows, presented their work at the 33rd World Congress of Audiology in Vancouver, Canada.

New Audiology Online Presentation on Ida Telecare

THU SEP 14, 2016

Ida eLearning and Innovation Specialist Jamie Owen will present a webinar on Wednesday, 21 September, on telehealth and the Ida Telecare platform. Participants will be eligible for CEUs.

Ida Launches New Tools for Tinnitus Management

THU SEP 8, 2016

Developed in collaboration with audiologists, ENTs, and psychologists, the Tinnitus Management suite of tools offers hearing care professionals a way to structure appointments.


Adult Hearing Loss in Europe 2016

The Ear Foundation will bring together leading experts from across Europe to address hearing loss in today's world and share research and practice in an accessible format. Click here to register.

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Research Library

Browse the evidence behind Ida's principles

Research Committee

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.

Recommended features

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?
May 2016: Change Guide
The Change Guide
The Change Guide
Introduce change to your workplace using methods that encourage participation and inspire consensus.

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.