At the Ida Institute, we understand person-centered care to be hearing care that is designed around the person with hearing loss. Person-centered care respects individual preferences and values, involves family and friends, and reinforces shared decision making and goal setting.
Advancing Person-Centered Care
At Ida, we believe that understanding the whole person is key to successful hearing rehabilitation. We develop tools, materials and resources that help hearing care professionals deliver care based on the needs and life situations of their clients.
We gather insights about people’s experiences living with hearing loss and about the interaction between the hearing care professional and their clients. Our ethnographic videos have inspired the development of person-centered care.
Our tools allow hearing care professionals to apply person-centered care in their daily practice. Others help people with hearing loss prepare for their appointments and manage hearing loss in daily life.
Our tools and resources are developed through innovation seminars and workshops in collaboration with hearing care professionals worldwide.
Our tools and resources have been tested by hearing care professionals and academics around the world. Browse our research library if you want to know more.
Each year, the Ida Institute provides funding for new research projects. Learn more about our previously accepted proposals and how to apply for a grant.
Meet the Team
Meet our multi-disciplinary team and feel free to reach out to us if you have any comments or questions.