Tools

Our tools help open communication between hearing care professionals and their clients. Clinicians can gain a better understanding of their clients’ needs and wants, involve their clients in the rehabilitation process, and improve outcomes. For people with hearing loss, the tools are a way to help prepare for appointments, emphasize their hopes and concerns, and take an active role in their hearing care. Explore our tools below.

Counseling for Adults

Motivation Tools

Open a dialogue to better understand your clients’ needs and increase their motivation to improve their hearing

Suitable for:

First Appointment, Follow-up Appointments, In the Appointment

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Communication Partners

Help clients improve their communication in daily life by establishing common goals with family and friends

Suitable for:

First Appointment, Follow-up Appointment, In the Appointment

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Living Well

Help your clients improve their quality of life by identifying strategies that address their communication challenges

Suitable for:

Follow-up Appointment, In the Appointment

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Group AR

Help clients make the best use of their hearing devices, reduce return rates and increase client satisfaction

Suitable for:

Everyday Life

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Telecare

Help clients prepare for appointments by extending your care through online support and counseling

Suitable for:

First Appointment, Follow-up Appointment, In the Appointment, Everyday Life

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Tinnitus

Understand how tinnitus affects your clients’ lives in order to help them manage its impact and move towards habituation

Suitable for:

First Appointment, Follow-up Appointment, In the Appointment, Everyday Life

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My Hearing Explained

Explain hearing test results in a practical way and make it easy for clients to explain their hearing loss to others

Suitable for:

First appointment, In the appointment, Follow-up appointment

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Cochlear Implants for Adults

Support cochlear implant patients after switch-on with tools that allow them to articulate their priorities

Suitable for:

First Appointment, Follow-up Appointments, In the Appointment

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Counseling for Children

Living Well for Teens and Tweens

Help your young clients improve their quality of life by identifying strategies that meet their communication needs

Suitable for:

Follow-up Appointment, In the Appointment

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My World

Help children self-manage their hearing loss by learning about their personal experience in their own words

Suitable for:

First Appointment, Follow-up Appointment, In the Appointment

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My Turn to Talk for Parents

Enable parents of children with hearing loss to identify and address issues and concerns that are important to them

Suitable for:

First Appointment, Follow-up Appointment, In the Appointment

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Telecare for Teens and Tweens

Enable young people to express their needs and formulate communication strategies to self-manage their hearing loss

Suitable for:

First Appointment, Follow-up Appointment, In the Appointment, Everyday Life

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Growing Up with Hearing Loss

Videos, quizzes, and recommendations to help families navigate different transitions from infancy to high school and beyond

Suitable for:

Follow-up Appointment, In the Appointment, Everyday Life

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My Hearing Explained for Children

Explain hearing test results in a practical way that makes it easy for children and their families to explain their hearing loss to others

Suitable for:

First Appointment, Follow-up Appointment, In the Appointment

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Adults

Prepare for Your First Appointment

Prepare for your first appointment with a hearing care professional by organizing your thoughts, feelings, and priorities

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Prepare for Your Follow-up

Think about what questions you would like to ask and who else you would like to involve in your treatment

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Everyday Life with Hearing Loss

Explore these tips and tricks to make hearing and communication easier in different real world situations

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Manage Your Tinnitus

Use our tinnitus resources to learn the basics about tinnitus and to describe exactly how it affects you

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Managing Hearing Loss at Work

Use these resources to make your workplace more hearing loss-friendly

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Children and Young Adults

My Turn to Talk for Parents

Enable parents of children with hearing loss to identify and address issues and concerns that are important to them

Suitable for:

First Appointment, Follow-up Appointment, In the Appointment

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Telecare for Teens and Tweens

Enable young people to express their needs and formulate communication strategies to self-manage their hearing loss

Suitable for:

First Appointment, Follow-up Appointment, In the Appointment, Everyday Life

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Growing Up with Hearing Loss

Videos, quizzes, and recommendations to help families navigate different transitions from infancy to high school and beyond

Suitable for:

Follow-up Appointment, In the Appointment, Everyday Life

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Professional Development

Time and Talk

Improve your communication skills and how you conduct appointment interviews by role-playing different scenarios

Suitable for:

Teaching, In-class Workshops, Clinical Role Play

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Change Guide

Find inspiration on how you can change practice and integrate the Ida tools into your clinic

Suitable for:

Group Discussions, Change Management

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Dilemma Game

Use these dilemmas, provided by hearing care professionals, to open discussions with your colleagues about different approaches to care

Suitable for:

Teaching, Clinical Scenarios, Group Discussion

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A Patient Journey

Use this tool to identify where your client is on their journey and tailor your care

Suitable for:

Teaching, Client Assessment, Treatment Planning

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Reflective Journal

Take a few minutes between clients to write down your thoughts and examine your successes and challenges

Suitable for:

Teaching, Client Assessment, Self-reflection

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Presentation Suitcase

Become an Ida ambassador with one of our ready-made presentations on Ida tools and methods

Suitable for:

Teaching, Tool Presentations

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Academic Resources

Time and Talk

Improve your communication skills and how you conduct appointment interviews by role-playing different scenarios

Suitable for:

Teaching, In-class Workshops, Clinical Role Play

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University Course

Add Ida tools and person-centered principles into your course with lesson plans, materials, and videos

Suitable for:

Teaching, Curriculum Development

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Presentation Suitcase

Become an Ida ambassador with one of our ready-made presentations on Ida tools and methods

Suitable for:

Teaching, Tool Presentations

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Supervisor Kit

Become familiar with the communication and counseling skills that are part of the student audiology curriculum

Suitable for:

Teaching, Clinical Supervision

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Person-Centered Care Curriculum Guidelines

Use learning objectives and observable behaviors to teach PCC and evaluate your students

Suitable for:

Teaching, Curriculum Development

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