Ida Institute at AudiologyNOW! 2017

By Amanda Farah Cox

AudiologyNOW! 2017 has begun and the Ida Institute is here in Indianapolis for the event. We are located at booth #1109, where we will look forward to meeting hearing care professionals and students.

Ida staff will be on hand to answer all of your Ida- and person-centered care-related questions, as well as demonstrating tools and giving tours of our digital offerings. At this year’s AAA, we will be launching:

Ida Learning Hall – a fresh approach to learning, conceived as a virtual meeting place where hearing care professionals can learn more about person-centered care. The Learning Hall offers bite-sized learning so users can update their skills on-the-go and invites them to connect, interact, and share knowledge in dedicated communities. Users can accumulate the short lessons over time to complete a module and obtain CEU/CPD points from accrediting organizations.

New Telecare Tools – Ida’s collection of online tools, developed in close collaboration with academics and clinicians from around the world, is broadening with the addition of two new resources:

                The Dilemma Game helps people with hearing loss deal with difficult communication situations. Using real life examples from Ida’s extensive ethnographic resource collection, the tool stimulates the users’ thinking and encourages them to come up with their own strategies for managing challenging situations.

                The Tinnitus Thermometer is an easy-to-use online tool which allows users to describe how they are experiencing tinnitus and to help them articulate their feeling about this complex condition.

“Seeing the enthusiasm which the Telecare tools were received, we wanted to continue to offer convenient online solutions to hearing care professionals,” says Ida Institute Managing Director Lise Lotte Bundesen. “We are excited to continue expanding Ida’s digital world with the Learning Hall, and we hope this will support users by making our materials more accessible than ever.”

The Ida Institute will also give four presentations during the course of AAA. Stop by our booth to say hello and learn more.