The Ida Institute

The Ida Institute is an independent, non-profit organization working to integrate person-centered care in hearing rehabilitation. We aim to enable people with hearing loss to take an active role in their care by expressing their needs and preferences.

Together with hearing care professionals around the world, we develop free tools and resources to strengthen the counseling process. Our website is a collaborative space where we invite you to share knowledge, information and resources.

This year, we are celebrating 10 years of collaboration with hearing care professionals around the world to advance person-centered care. The materials on this website are a direct result of this collaborative effort. 

Latest news

How Does Hearing Loss Affect Relationships? Tips for Partners

THU FEB 22, 2018

Hearing loss can sometimes be an obstacle for effortless communication in our close relationships. Anthropologist Hans Henrik Philipsen shared his thoughts about the challenges that these couples meet.

New Partners: British Society of Audiology, Aston University, Høreforeningen

THU FEB 15, 2018

The partnerships are part of the Ida Institute’s effort to create a network of organizations that work together towards a more person-centered approach to hearing care.

Christine Hunter Talks About Patient Advocacy and Her Own Hearing Journey

THU FEB 8, 2018

We asked SHHH President Christine to share her experiences growing up with hearing loss, her motivation for using hearing aids, and how she has managed both personal and professional communication experiences.


Join Ida's New Learning Universe

Bite-sized learning, knowledge sharing, and connecting with peers worldwide. Join the Ida Learning Hall for a new learning experience!


Myth Busters

We talked to clinicians about how person-centered care improves their practice, and tackled some misconceptions about PCC in the process.

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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.