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 Featured by the Hearing Journal in Article on Hearing Aid Uptake

FRI JAN 20, 2017

“The Noncompliance Challenge: How to Improve Hearing Aid Use,” written by Gina Shaw, references Ida tools as a way to increase patient uptake of hearing aids.

An Interview with Ida Advisory Board Member Darcy Benson

WED JAN 11, 2017

Darcy is the owner of California Hearing Center & Audiology Services, Inc, and brings a valuable real-world perspective to our work, both from the clinician and client point of view.

Ida Research Committee Accepting Proposals for Research Grants

THU DEC 22, 2016

Ida is seeking applications for research related to our work. In 2017, we are particularly interested in projects related to the deployment of Ida’s Telecare Platform and Tinnitus counseling tools.


Research Library

Browse the evidence behind Ida's principles


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Apply for a Grant

Research Committee Accepting Applications

The Research Committee is now accepting applications for grants. Click here to learn more.

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.