Free new course presents an evolution in pediatric hearing care: Child-centered care

By Clint McLean
This online course guides professionals in the theory and practice of involving young clients in their own hearing care.

Fighting hearing aid stigma, one patient at a time

By Michael Lawrence, Audiology Student, De Montfort University, UK
Michael sees the impact of hearing aid stigma in many of his patients. But he's no stranger to it - he's worn aids since he was four.

Aston University: Supporting students to become person-centered professionals

By Clint McLean
Saira Hussain from the UK university explains how Ida Institute tools and online courses are incorporated into Aston's audiology program.

Can a documentary inspire person-centered care?

By Shari Eberts
We Hear You is an award-winning documentary about – and produced by – women with hearing loss that has valuable insights for hearing care…

University of Cape Town: Expanding person-centered care in South Africa

By Clint McLean
The fifth in our series of interviews with members of the Person-Centered Hearing Network (PCHN).

How to measure star quality

By Helle Gjønnes Møller
Many of the skills and qualities that characterize person-centered care (PCC) are difficult to measure. Nonetheless, there is a growing incentive to…

Person-centered care requires links to the hearing loss community

By Shari Eberts
Interacting with the hearing loss community in real world settings will help audiologists better understand their patients’ concerns.

Life with a CI

By Karin Weiser
Getting a cochlear implant can be a complex and overwhelming decision. In this blog, Karin Weiser describes some of her initial experiences as a CI…

The University of Southampton: Reducing stigma and supporting students

By Judith Vonberg
The University of Southampton in the UK only became an Ida Institute partner in 2020, but their commitment to person-centered hearing care (PCC) is…

Soundfair: Educating, advocating, and telling stories

By Judith Vonberg
Soundfair works with people with hearing loss and the communities around them to educate, advocate, and bring meaningful change across Australia.…

When the patient becomes the audiologist

By Michael Lawrence, Audiology student, De Montfort University, UK
Despite having worn hearing aids for over 15 years, Michael Lawrence had never considered becoming an audiologist. That's until he met Ruth, the first…

Inspired by Ida launched in Brazil at the 36th EIA conference

By Helle Gjønnes Møller
This week, hearing care professionals from all over Brazil gathered online at the 36th Encontro Internacional de Audiologia (EIA). At the conference,…

Audiology Australia: Empowering clients and raising standards

By Judith Vonberg
Welcome to the second in a series of interviews with the Ida Institute’s global partners, all members of the Person-Centered Hearing Network (PCHN)…

The University of Pretoria: Teaching PCC and exchanging knowledge

By Judith Vonberg
This is the first in a series of interviews with members of the Person-Centered Hearing Network – a collaboration between 30 Ida Institute partners…

One woman’s mission to bring person-centered hearing care to Malaysia

By Judith Vonberg
Seven years ago, Dr Akmaliza Ali had barely heard of person-centered care. Now she's re-writing university curricula to include it, translating Ida…

After Covid-19, hearing care will never be the same

By Shari Eberts
Covid-19 changed everything, seemingly overnight. But disruption often breeds innovation, and this was also true for the pandemic. Trends that were…

Mirror, mirror on the wall, am I person-centered after all?

By Helle Gjønnes Møller
"Anyone who thinks they are doing fine is an ideal candidate for reflection," said Christine DePlacido, a now retired audiologist, counselor, and…

Announcing the winners of the 2021 Ida Research Grant

By Judith Vonberg
In 2021, the Ida Institute is funding three ambitious and timely research projects on hearing loss and rehabilitation spanning three continents. The…

PCC: a perk of the program

By Helle Gjønnes Møller
At Utah State University, they have been committed to person-centered care (PCC) for quite some time. To further embed PCC and establish a formalized…

The Person-Centered Hearing Network on trust, the future, and new collaborations

By Judith Vonberg
How can we build trusting relationships in hearing care? What insights from the Future Hearing Journeys report can help us prepare for the future? How…