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

Partnerships Launched with University of Cape Town, SHHH, and the Ear Foundation

THU MAR 15, 2017

"Our latest partnerships expand opportunities for collaboration around the globe in the development and implementation of person-centered hearing care," says Ida Managing Director Lise Lotte Bundesen

Hearing Care from the Perspective of a Danish Anthropologist

FRI MAR 9, 2018

Alis Kamstrup is an audiologist who recently completed her master’s in medical anthropology. She sat down with us to discuss her thesis on people with hearing loss in the Danish system.

Hear the Future on World Hearing Day 2018

FRI MAR 2, 2018

World Hearing Day is held each year on March 3 to promote hearing care and raise awareness of hearing loss prevention across the world. This year's theme “Hear the future” to draws attention to the worldwide, upward trend in hearing loss.


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.

Research Library

Browse the evidence behind Ida's principles

Recommended features

August: Ida Learning Hall
Ida Learning Hall

Ida Learning Hall

Introducing Ida's new space for eLearning and discussion
February: Celebrating Hearing
Celebrating Hearing
Celebrating Hearing
Support World Hearing Day and raise awareness of hearing loss in your community.

Vision 2020

Fit for the Future

Fit for the Future

Set goals to keep your practice up-to-date with evolving trends.



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.