- 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
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 them both.
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?
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.
Download this practical guide to help you build a great partnership with your client or clinician. The guide includes hands-on tips for building trust, connecting as people, being active partners, and involving family and friends in the hearing journey
Learn more about some of the benefits of a successful hearing care partnership – and find inspiration through animated clinic conversations, videos of real appointments, and practical downloadable tips
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
Resources for people with hearing loss
Use these resources for inspiration on how to live well with hearing loss. If you’re a clinician, consider sharing some of the resources with your clients
Resources for young people with hearing loss
These resources can help children, teens, and tweens prepare for appointments, organize and express their thoughts and concerns, and manage key transitions
Resources for hearing care professionals
If you’re a clinician, these resources can help you make your clients feel welcome and motivated
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