Ida Institute seminars are a series of educational, interactive workshops where hearing care professionals have the opportunity to collaborate, explore, and develop new knowledge and tools to address the psychological and social aspects of hearing loss.

Invited participants include clinicians, instructors, and researchers from around the world, representing a wide range of different professional backgrounds in the hearing care community.

The seminars are less about instruction and teaching, and more about joint-exploration and collaboration. At the seminars, participants engage each other in an innovative environment to better understand some of the key issues facing the hearing care profession. During the seminars, participants engage in discussions, reflect on their daily practice, and attend lectures from invited subject matter experts.

One of the overarching goals of the seminars is to tap the combined knowledge-base and insight of the participants and apply it to the development of new tangible tools for hearing care professionals. At the conclusion of each seminar, we ask participants to collaborate with each other to develop new tools that can help fill various unmet needs in the world of audiology. Most of the Ida Institute’s tools and methods have been developed through such collaborative initiatives.