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New poll identifies overlooked opportunity to improve appointments

By Clint McLean
In a challenging field like hearing care, every opportunity to achieve better outcomes counts. Well, according to a recent Ida Institute poll of 116…

Self-education: The golden hack for people with hearing loss

By Gael Hannan
Gael Hannan reflects on the importance of continuous learning in her hearing loss journey.

The Ida Institute scales down as funding ends

The Ida Institute has sadly been unable to secure future funding and we are therefore significantly scaling back activities.

Top tinnitus resources you might have missed

By Judith Vonberg
We asked people with tinnitus and clinical experts about the tools, apps, websites, and forums that they find helpful. Here's what they came up with.

Respond to your clients better with these three steps

By Judith Vonberg
It's easy to fall into the content trap - offering facts and information when your client needs empathy. Find out how to avoid it.

Create your Wellness Wheel for 2023

By Helle Gjønnes Møller
We’re kicking off 2023 by sharing a practical tool that prompts introspection and allows you to reassess various aspects of your life. The Wellness…

Serving the underserved

By Helle Gjønnes Møller
At Rush University, a student community outreach program is helping the underserved through a faculty-led, pro-bono clinic. We spoke with Assistant…

Student perspectives on PCC

By Romanda Hombir

In late 2022, the first student-led conference on person-centred care (PCC) in audiology gathered hundreds of students from various universities…

A global vision for person-centered hearing care

Members of the Person-Centered Hearing Network (PCHN) share their learnings and initiatives to enable delivery of great hearing care in the form of…

Beyond the comfort of conformity

By Helle Gjønnes Møller
This summer, John Greer Clark, celebrated author, professor, and thought leader in audiology, published the book, Hearing to the Max. We spoke with…

My best advice: when communication gets tough, just breathe

By Shari Eberts
Sometimes, just being part of a conversation can be trying and stressful for people with hearing loss. This is Shari Eberts' best advice to combat…

Working together to shine

By Helle Gjønnes Møller
Beck Hearing Aid Centre in London, Ontario (CA) recently joined Inspired by Ida. We spoke with clinic owner, Treva Murray, about their drive,…

A sense of irritation

By Hans Henrik Philipsen

A sense of irritation

Anthropology and ethnographic interviews are key elements in human-centered design and crucial to how we explore a topic at the…

Less technical and... a bit more personal, I think

This video offers a candid picture of the frustrations and challenges a family encountered at the start of their hearing journey, due in some part to…

A mile in the patient’s shoes

By Helle Gjønnes Møller
Can tech teach humans to be more humane? Can artificial intelligence help people be more person-centered? In São Paulo, a team of dedicated academics…

10 tips for communication partners

By Helle Gjønnes Møller
The involvement of family and friends is widely acknowledged to play a powerful role in a client’s hearing rehabilitation. To encourage and support…

Person-centered care is a time saver

One of the perceptions hearing care professionals sometimes have about implementing person-centered care (PCC) is that it would be time-consuming…

What I would tell my younger hearing loss self

By Gael Hannan
As my relationship with my hearing loss has improved over the years, I’ve often wished that the resources and confidence I now enjoy...

New telehealth resource for clinicians doing online appointments

The document offers practical guidance on how to conduct virtual appointments as well as clinical guidance on specific services, such as neonatal…

Everything’s fine apart from when it comes to background noise…

By Michael Lawrence
Audiologist Michael Lawrence points out why talking about the limitations of hearing aids early on during appoinments with a client is important.