Explore the future of hearing care

We can’t plan the future, but we can prepare for it. These resources enable organizations in the audiology sector to do just that. Use the materials below with your colleagues or management team to explore worries about the future, the opportunities it holds, and the steps you may want to take to get ready.

Have a fun, interactive, and engaging dialogue with colleagues about the future of audiology with the five-step Lunch and Chat series. Or dive into a three-hour workshop with your management team to explore how you can prepare your clinic or business for success in the years ahead.

What are the benefits?

  • Evaluate the opportunities and risks about the future using four research-based scenarios
  • Personalize and facilitate the workshops based on your organization, purpose, and time available
  • Use the discussions to help plan a strategic direction and prepare for the future of your organization

 

Perspectives and insights

Future Hearing Journeys

Read about the Ida Institute project that led to the future scenarios, the Future Hearing Journeys report, and these resources

Scenario planning

Tamira Snell from the Copenhagen Institute of Futures Studies explains scenario planning and why it helps us prepare for the future

The tools

Lunch and Chat: Presentation

Download the PowerPoint presentation and use it to guide you and your team through the five sessions

Lunch and Chat: Facilitator's Guide

Download a step-by-step guide to running the lunchtime sessions

Strategic Futures workshop: Presentation

Download the PowerPoint presentation and use it to explore your team's strategic next steps

Strategic Futures workshop: Facilitator's Guide

Download a step-by-step guide to running the workshop

 

Additional resources

The scenarios

Download a PDF with the four scenarios, scenario matrix, and accompanying narrative to distribute at the session

Theoretical perspectives

Learn more about the Copenhagen Method that inspired our Future Hearing Journeys project and these resources

Suggested reading

Browse a selection of research articles on the future of audiology and scenario planning