Our tools provide practical, easy-to-use strategies to open communication and engage clients in the self-management of their hearing loss.

By better understanding the needs and wishes of people with hearing loss, and incorporating their needs into the rehabilitation process, these tools can help increase client satisfaction, encourage  collaboration, and help lead to better outcomes.

The tool room contains downloadable versions of all the Ida tools along with educational resources to help you use them in your clinic. 

Clinical Tools For Appointments


Motivational Engagement

Assess motivation and encourage clients to take responsibility for their own actions and take action on their hearing loss.


Communication Partners

Work with people with hearing loss to identify the most important people in their social network and to develop a shared strategy for communication.


Living Well with Hearing Loss

Bring the person with hearing loss's daily life and specific needs into the appointment to identify relevant and important communication situations.


My World Pediatric Tool

Acquire the child's perspective on their daily communication challenges and gain a unique insight into the child's point of view.




Learn how to start a group rehabilitation program to help reduce return rates of hearing aids and to increase client satisfaction.

Tinnitus Management

Help people with tinnitus articulate their needs and help live with their condition in a positive way.

Transitions Management

Give children and young adults with hearing loss the resources they need to handle big changes and new environments.


Extend the reach of person-centered care beyond the appointment with these tools for pre-appointments, follow-ups, and strategies.

Telecare Teens and Tweens

Engage young clients in their hearing health by extending your care beyond the appointment


Use these counseling tools to help vestibular patients describe their dizziness and find the cause of their balance issues.

My Turn To Talk

Give the parents of children with cochlear implants a voice in their child's appointment to ensure their questions and concerns are addressed.

Professional Skills Development & Reflection

Time and Talk


Time and Talk

Improve your communication skills when you conduct interviews during your appointments. 

Change Guide


Change Guide

Start your change journey and learn how to introduce the Ida tools with clients, to colleagues, or across your entire clinic or department. 

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Self-Development in the Clinic

Reflect on your clinical practices and the way you engage your client to spark new ideas and to inspire a shift towards more person-centered care. 

Video Library


Video Library

Explore our collection of ethnographic and clinical films. The films feature perspectives of people with hearing loss, family members, and hearing care professionals, offering a chance to reflect on your own practice. 

Tools for Academics and Educators

Video Library


Ida Basics

Learn about the fundamentals of person-centered care in audiology: What is it, why is it important and how can it be practiced?

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University Course

If you are an educator or academic institution, the Ida University Course can help you integrate Ida methods, principles, tools and videos into your current curricula. 

Clinical Supervisor Kit


Clinical Supervisor Kit

Obtain a comprehensive overview of person-centered care and practical strategies for effectively mentoring and evaluating student performance in clinical training situations.