Partnering for Great Hearing Care: A guide for people with hearing loss and professionals

Great hearing care is only possible when the person with hearing loss and their hearing care professional trust each other and work together. When this happens, they can build a strong partnership that leads to better outcomes for both people.

But building this partnership is not always easy. Through animated conversations, videos of real-life appointments, and downloadable tips, this interactive tool takes you through the four building blocks of a successful hearing care partnership and offers practical advice for both people with hearing loss and professionals for how to get started.

What are the benefits?

  • Get practical tips on how you can work with your clinician or client to build a great partnership
  • Watch real hearing care partnerships in action
  • Find information about other resources that can help

Perspectives and insights

Why partner with your client or audiologist?

Read about why a client-clinician relationship built on trust, connecting as people, being active partners, and involving family and friends leads to the best outcomes

Gael Hannan is a hearing health advocate with hearing loss. She spoke to us about the importance of partnering with her hearing care professional.

The tool

Animated guide

Watch the interactive guide to building a great partnership with your client or clinician

PDF guide

Download the practical tips from the animated guide and links to other resources that can help you build a great partnership

How to use the guide

Get tips on using the animation and PDF if you have hearing loss, if you're a hearing care professional, or if you work in academia 

Additional resources

Online tools for people with hearing loss

Use these tools to prepare for your first hearing care appointment - at the end, you'll be ready to talk about why you are getting your hearing checked and what communication situations you would like to improve

Online courses for hearing care professionals

Learn about person-centered care and how to put it into practice with our free online courses in the Ida Learning Hall

Meet our collaborators

A brief introduction to the people who helped us develop this tool