Patient organization partners

Ida works with independent hearing advocacy and consumer advice organizations across the world to further the demand of person-centered care and to develop new materials and resources to help people live well with hearing loss.

Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss is the UK’s national charity helping people who are confronting life-changing deafness, tinnitus, and hearing loss.

Better Hearing Australia

Better Hearing Australia is the longest running hearing advocacy and consumer advice organization in Australia.

Deafness Forum of Australia

Deafness Forum of Australia’s work includes accessibility in communications and human rights, justice, education, employment, transport, and health.

Hearing Matters Australia (HMA)

HMA is a voluntary consumer advocacy organization providing services and support throughout Australia to people with hearing loss who communicate orally.

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

The mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.


The Danish Association of the Hard of Hearing protects the interests of more than 800,000 Danes with sound and hearing disorders.


Soundfair exists to eliminate the social and emotional impacts of hearing conditions by centralizing whole-person solutions to overcome systemic barriers.

Download resources for patient organizations

Essential communication strategies for adults

Watch these videos to hear from other people with hearing loss about how they manage daily communication

Communication dilemmas

Use this presentation in local chapter meetings and support groups to review common communication difficulties, suggestions for dealing with them, and come up with solutions as a group

Problem-solving everyday communication difficulties

Discuss different strategies with your local chapter or support group for dealing with common situations where it is hard to communicate