The Ida tools provide practical, easy-to-use strategies to open communication and engage patients in the self-management of their hearing loss.
By better understanding the needs and wishes of the patient, and incorporating patient needs into the rehabilitation process, these tools can help increase patient satisfaction, encourage patient collaboration and often provide better outcomes and results.
The tool room contains downloadable versions of all the Ida tools along with suggestions on how to use them in your clinic.
The Change Guide presents an easy-to-implement process for introducing the Ida tools with patients, to colleagues, and across an entire clinic or department.
Do you sometimes find it challenging to acquire the child's perspective on their hearing loss? Have you experienced a situation where a parent or loved one dominated the conversation about a child's hearing loss?
Learn how the My World tool can help you facilitate an understanding of hearing loss from the child's point of view.
Do you sometimes find it challenging to have a constructive conversation with a patient about how hearing loss affects their ability to communicate and hear in different situations?
The Living Well counseling tool can help you work with the patient to identify communication situations that are relevant and important to them.
Do you ever feel that you use too much time and energy trying to persuade your patients to change their behavior, only to achieve questionable results?
The Motivation Tools can help you shed light on patient motivation and encourage patients to take responsibility for their own actions and change their behavior.
Learn how the Communication Partner Tools can help you work with the patient to identify the most important people in their social network and develop strategies for communicating successfully with these 'communication partners'.
Reflecting on your clinical practices and the way you engage your patient can spark new ideas and inspire a shift towards more patient-centered care.
To get started, check out the Self-Development Tools.
If you are an educator or academic institution, the Ida University Course can help you introduce Ida methods, principles, tools and videos in your current curricula.
If you are a clinical supervisor, this Kit provides you with a comprehensive overview of patient-centered care and practical strategies for effectively mentoring and evaluating student performance in clinical training situations.