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.

Previously Funded Projects

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

Nerina Scarinci, Ph.D., The University of Queensland
Monique Waite, Ph.D., The University of Queensland
Jessica Vitkovic, Ph.D., The University of Melbourne
Samantha Tai, MA, The University of Melbourne

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, Ph.D., University of São Paulo
Rodolpho Camargo, BA, São Paulo State University 

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

Karina Swanepoel, BA, University of Pretoria
De Wet Swanepoel, Ph.D., University of Pretoria
David Moore, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

2017

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

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

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

David Maidment, Ph.D., NIHR Nottingham BRC
Eithne Hefferman, Ph.D., NIHR Nottingham BRC
Daljit Mehton, BAAT, NIHR Nottingham BRC
Melanie Ferguson, Ph.D., NIHR Nottingham BRC
Melanie Gregory, BA, The Ear Foundation
Click here to read an executive summary of the project.

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

Helen Cullington, Ph.D., University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service
Padraig Kitterick, Ph.D., NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit

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, Ph.D., The University of Queensland, Australia
Christopher Lind, Ph.D., Flinders University, Australia
Carly Meyer, Ph.D., The University of Queensland, Australia
Katie Ekberg, Ph.D., 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, Ph.D., The University of British Columbia, Canada
Beth Brooks, M.Sc., The University of British Columbia, Canada
Marla Buchanan, Ph.D., The University of British Columbia, Canada
Click here to read an executive summary of the project.