No organization can transform global hearing care alone. With that in mind, in 2017 we began forging partnerships with some of the largest and most impactful professional associations, consumer organizations, universities, and research institutes in the field of hearing care.
These partners include the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), Audiology Australia, the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID), and universities from Queensland to Sao Paulo, and Cape Town to South Florida.
Our partners now number 31 and together we are the Person-Centered Hearing Network (PCHN). We work on concrete projects to spread awareness and practice of person-centered hearing care around the world, and facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas within and across stakeholder groups.
Alongside the PCHN, we work with people committed to person-centered hearing care to develop local chapters, most recently in South Africa. These provide the institute with regional touchpoints and enable us to maximize the cultural and social relevance of the resources we offer.
And our networks reach further still – to the 500+ experts and stakeholders who have participated in our innovation processes and co-created learning materials with us since 2007, to the 800+ hearing care professionals who have completed our foundational online training in person-centered care and become Inspired by Ida, and the tens of thousands from 150+ countries who attend our webinars, download our tools, watch our documentary videos, and help us spread the message and practice of person-centered care.
Our networks span six continents, with our strongest focus on North America, Australia, the UK, South Africa, Brazil, and China, and selected tools and resources in 12 languages.
We’re also an active member of the World Health Organization’s World Hearing Forum, a global network of stakeholders promoting ear and hearing care worldwide.