Research grants

What are the effects of person-centered care in audiological practice? 

To support research and keep up with the newest evidence in person-centered care, the Ida Institute provides modest funding every year to selected research projects. Projects often use Ida tools to continue to build the evidence base for integrating person-centered care into hearing healthcare.

We are not currently accepting grant applications. Please check back in 2022 for our next call for applications.

Previously funded projects

2021

COVID-19 and Tinnitus: Implementing Ida’s Online Tools to Enhance Person-Centered Care

Professor Raj Shekhawat, PhD, Flinders University, Australia
Deepti Domingo, PhD, Flinders University, Australia
Professor Bamini Gopinath, PhD, Macquarie University, Australia
Diana Tang, PhD, Macquarie University, Australia
Barbra Timmer, PhD, The University of Queensland, Australia
Alan Hopkirk, PGDip, The Invisible Hearing Clinic, Glasgow, UK
Jessica Vitkovic, PhD, Soundfair Australia
Tori Kok, MSc, University College London, UK

'My Hearing Explained for Children': An evaluation of the tool in NHS clinical practice

Jacqueline Young, PhD, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust, UK
Luise Marino, PhD, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust, UK
Abigail Milchard, MSc, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust, UK
Harriet Withey, BSc, Aston University, UK

Randomized control trial for the evaluation of the efficacy of Ida "Living Well" online counseling tool in first-time adult users with hearing loss

Evgenia Vassou, MSc, 1st University Otorhinolaryngology Clinic of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Eleftheria Iliadou, MD, MSc, 1st University Otorhinolaryngology Clinic of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Nikolaos Markatos, BSc, University of Athens, Greece
Kikidis Dimitrios, MD, PhD, Hippokrateion Hospital, Greece
Athanasios Bibas, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

2020

The feasibility, usability and utility of developing an outcome ‘dashboard’ which routinely tracks person-centered care experiences alongside other success measures in a hearing rehabilitation organization

Jessica Vitcovik, PhD, Better Hearing Australia
Caitlin Barr, PhD, Better Hearing Australia

Does the Ida tool ‘My Hearing Explained’ result in improved understanding of the consequences of hearing loss among older hearing impaired individuals seeking help for their hearing for the first time?

Gabrielle Saunders, University of Manchester, UK
Kai Uus, University of Manchester, UK

Assessing the use of the ‘My Hearing Explained’ tool to align communication strategies between adults with hearing loss and their communication partners

Taegan Young, National Acoustic Laboratories, Australia
Melanie A. Ferguson, PhD, National Acoustic Laboratories, Australia
Elizabeth Beach, PhD, National Acoustic Laboratories, Australia

2019

Realizing the benefits of group aural rehabilitation in rural Newfoundland: An innovative knowledge translation approach to improve outcome for hearing loss in a specific rural sub-culture

Anne Griffin, MSc, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Taylor Burt, BSc, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Click here to read their article about the project in Canadian Audiologist.

Does viewing ethnographic videos change audiology and speech-language pathology students’ clinical self-efficacy and anxiety in commencing clinical placements?

Nerina Scarinci, PhD, The University of Queensland, Australia
Kristen Tulloch, PhD, The University of Queensland, Australia
Christopher Lind, PhD, Flinders Medical Centre, Australia

Click here to read an executive summary of the project.

The use of ethnographic videos as a tool for critical reflection in audiology ethics education

Andrea Simpson, PhD, La Trobe University, Australia
Renee Garruccio, MSc, La Trobe University, Australia
Clare Delany, PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia
Stella Ng, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada

Click here to read an executive summary of the project.

2018

Learning to 'walk the walk' with 'Time and Talk': Evaluation of changes in person-centered communication skills of audiology and speech-language pathology students

Caitlin Barr, PhD, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Nerina Scarinci, PhD, The University of Queensland, Australia
Monique Waite, PhD, The University of Queensland, Australia
Jessica Vitkovic, PhD, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Samantha Tai, MA, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Click here to read an executive summary of the project.

Adaption and assessment of the online course "Client Engagement and Ida Motivation Tools" for Brazilian speech-language pathology and audiology undergraduate students

Deborah Viviane Ferrari, PhD, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Rodolpho Camargo, BA, São Paulo State University, Brazil

Decision-support and help-seeking on a smartphone screening app

Karina Swanepoel, BA, University of Pretoria, South Africa
De Wet Swanepoel, PhD, University of Pretoria, South Africa
David Moore, PhD, University of Cincinnati, USA

Click here to read an executive summary of the project.

2017

How do NHS audiology patients use Ida Telecare and what are the ‘active ingredients’ of the Telecare tools? A feasibility study

Helen Henshaw, PhD, NIHR Nottingham BRC, UK
Daljit Mehton, BAAT, NIHR Nottingham BRC, UK
Melanie Ferguson, PhD, NIHR Nottingham BRC, UK
Claire Benton, MSc, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
Melanie Gregory, BA, The Ear Foundation, UK

Click here to read an executive summary of the project.

Assessing a patient-centred online audiological rehabilitation tool to empower patients to manage their hearing loss successfully

David Maidment, PhD, NIHR Nottingham BRC, UK
Eithne Hefferman, PhD, NIHR Nottingham BRC, UK
Daljit Mehton, BAAT, NIHR Nottingham BRC, UK
Melanie Ferguson, PhD, NIHR Nottingham BRC, UK
Melanie Gregory, BA, The Ear Foundation, UK

Click here to read an executive summary of the project.

Online tools to improve empowerment and readiness for assessment for cochlear implantation

Helen Cullington, PhD, University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service, UK
Padraig Kitterick, PhD, NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit, UK
This study was halted by mutual agreement between the research group and Ida Research Committee.

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2016

Identifying clients' readiness for hearing rehabilitation within initial audiology appointments: A pilot intervention study

Katie Ekberg, The University of Queensland, Australia
Caitlin Barr, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Click here to read an executive summary of the project.

Applying a person-centred approach in audiological rehabilitation for people with hearing loss and their communication partners: Changing the talk to focus on living well with hearing loss

Nerina Scarinci, PhD, The University of Queensland, Australia
Christopher Lind, PhD, Flinders University, Australia
Carly Meyer, PhD, The University of Queensland, Australia
Katie Ekberg, PhD, The University of Queensland, Australia

Click here for an executive summary of the project.

Ototoxic hearing loss among childhood cancer survivors: Parent, audiologist, and teacher perceptions of facilitators and barriers to successful hearing rehabilitation

Janet R. Jamieson, PhD, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Beth Brooks, MSc, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Marla Buchanan, PhD, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Click here to read an executive summary of the project.