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

Ida Signs Partnership with the University of São Paulo, Brazil

FRI DEC 8, 2017

The establishment of the formal partnership between Ida and FOB/USP strengthens the collaboration already in progress, and marks a new phase focused on transforming person-centered theory into practice.

Ida Institute Launches eLearning Course on Person-Centered Hearing Care

FRI DEC 1, 2017

The free course introduces the core concepts of a person-centered approach to hearing care, and demonstrates how this approach differs from a traditional biomedical model.

Ida Presents Telecare Tools at Annual BAA Conference

FRI NOV 24, 2017

Ida Associate Director Ena Nielsen presented on telehealth and introduced the Ida Telecare platform and Telecare for Teens and Tweens.


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.