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.

Latest News

BCHI Candidates and Users Want More Support

FRI MAY 18, 2018

A study released by The Ear Foundation indicates that adults who are candidates for bone conducting hearing implants would benefit from additional counseling and support from hearing care professionals.

Lise Lotte Bundesen Discusses Inspired by Ida

FRI MAY 11, 2018

We sat down with the Ida Institute's Managing Director to talk about our new program for hearing care professionals to distinguish their practice by earning the Inspired by Ida label of quality.

Using Ida Ethnographic Videos as Teaching Tools

FRI MAY 4, 2018

Dr. Patricia McCarthy of Rush University discusses how she uses Ida ethnographic films as educational material in her classes and how the films help her students apply what they've learned in class.

Helping people hear is about knowing how to listen. The Ida Institute is a nonprofit founded in 2007 with a grant from the Oticon Foundation with the goal of bringing person-centered care to hearing healthcare.

Ask questions, join discussions, and take courses on person-centered care to earn CEUs at home or on the go.

Our tools are developed in collaboration with hearing care professionals to bring person-centered care into daily practice.


Learn more about the Ida Institute benchmark of quality for person-centered care