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Person-Centered Care Requires Thinking Beyond The Technology

Person-Centered Care Requires Thinking Beyond The Technology

Fri Mar 08, 2019 08:31 AMBy Shari Eberts

“Please face me when you talk to me,” I remind my family and friends. At dinner I might add, “Please let me sit in the corner so I can avoid the background noise.” The list goes on. While hearing aids...

Audiology Clinic in Africa’s Largest Sub-Saharan Pediatric Hospital has Become Inspired by Ida

Audiology Clinic in Africa’s Largest Sub-Saharan Pediatric Hospital has Become Inspired by Ida

Fri Mar 01, 2019 08:50 AMBy Clint McLean

Outside of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, stands a statue of Peter Pan, the mischievous eternal child that teaches us that anything is possible if we just...

Gael Hannan: Who Would Lie to Their Audiologist?

Gael Hannan: Who Would Lie to Their Audiologist?

Fri Feb 22, 2019 02:07 PMBy Gael Hannan

People with hearing loss – my people – have a unique habit. It’s almost a talent except that most of aren’t as good at it as we think we are.

We bluff. We pretend to understand what’s being said,...

Audiologist Sakhile Nkosi Battles Lack of Resources  in Rural South Africa with Person-Centered Care
Gael Hannan: Me and My Audie

Gael Hannan: Me and My Audie

Fri Jan 18, 2019 08:50 AMBy Gael Hannan

Gael Hannan is a renowned writer, humorist and public speaker on hearing loss issues. Over the past 20 years, she has created awareness campaigns, school programs and award-winning videos that help...

An Interview with BAA Student of the Year Elisha Jawaid

An Interview with BAA Student of the Year Elisha Jawaid

Fri Jan 11, 2019 09:43 AMBy Clint McLean

Manchester University student Elisha Jawaid won the Oticon Student of the Year Award during the recent British Academy of Audiology conference. We took the opportunity to ask Elisha some questions and...

Embrace Creativity as a Part of Person-Centered Care

Embrace Creativity as a Part of Person-Centered Care

Fri Jan 04, 2019 09:37 AMBy Shari Eberts

I love my hearing aids and wear them all the time. They help me hear better at home and at work, with friends, family and colleagues. But there are certain situations where hearing aids alone are not...

Telehealth, Person-Centered Care, and Pizza: What Will be the Future of Hearing Care?

Telehealth, Person-Centered Care, and Pizza: What Will be the Future of Hearing Care?

Fri Dec 21, 2018 09:59 AMBy Lise Lotte Bundesen

This year has ended in a flurry of activity for us here at Ida. In the last few months alone, we attended hearing care conferences in Canada, South Africa, the UK, and the USA. We also hosted a...

Revisiting the Audiogram – or How to Communicate Hearing Loss Effectively

Revisiting the Audiogram – or How to Communicate Hearing Loss Effectively

Fri Dec 07, 2018 01:40 PMBy Jeanette Blom

How can we help people with hearing loss and professionals understand and explain hearing loss effectively? This question was at the heart of the latest Ida Institute innovation workshop, "Understandi...

Shari Eberts: Make Your Audiologist Office Hearing Loss Friendly

Shari Eberts: Make Your Audiologist Office Hearing Loss Friendly

Fri Nov 16, 2018 08:45 AMBy Shari Eberts

I leaned over the receptionist desk trying to grasp the words she was mumbling into her computer. Was I to take a seat? Fill out forms? Was she talking to somebody else? I wasn’t sure. All I knew is...