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 patient 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 with patients and in so doing, better address each patient’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 Welcomes New Consultant Jamie Owen

FRI MAY 27, 2016

Jamie will be looking after a variety of different projects at Ida, including new Telecare tools, learning modules, and our ongoing Big Messages initiative.

New Study Analyzes Stages-of-Change in History-Taking

FRI MAY 20, 2016

The study, through the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, uses the transtheoretical model to identify a PHL’s stage-of-change during the history-taking phase of their first appointment.

Recipients Chosen for Ida Research Committee Grant

FRI MAY 13, 2016

Projects headed by Nerina Scarinci, Katie Ekberg, and Janet Jamieson have each been awarded funds to further research regarding Ida tools and person-centered care.


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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.

We will share more information on the projects soon.

Recommended features

Feb 2016: Tinnitus
The Tinnitus Challenge

The Tinnitus Challenge

Tinnitus is incurable, but there are ways to support tinnitus patients, help them manage their symptoms, and live well with tinnitus.
Jan 2016: Transitions
Teens, Tweens, and Transitions
Teens, Tweens, and Transitions
Our Transitions Management project looks at how teens and tweens with hearing loss can manage the changes in their lives.

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

Patient motivation

Assess patient motivation and encourage patients to take responsibility for their own actions and take action on their hearing loss.

Communication Partners

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