Our Mission

At the Ida Institute, we believe that helping people hear is about knowing how to listen.

Our mission is to build a community that embraces person-centered care and empowers people to get the hearing care they need. 

Together with clinicians, academics and people with hearing loss, we work to create resources that help people develop knowledge, skills, and confidence to better manage hearing loss.

Our History

The Ida Institute is a nonprofit founded in 2007 with a grant from the William Demant Foundation. To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we took a look back at how we’ve worked with our community to develop resources for person-centered care. Click the book to view as full screen.

The William Demant Foundation

William Demant and his wife Ida Emilie established the William Demant Foundation in 1957. The foundation sponsors social and educational programs, publications, conferences, cultural activities, and campaigns for hearing care researchers, professionals, and the general public.