The Ida Institute’s second seminar series focused on motivational engagement. Seminar participants explored and reflected upon the concept of client motivation and its application in the hearing care community. During this exploration, participants considered the ability of hearing care professionals to use person-centered care principles and tools to sustain sufficient levels of motivation and enable clients to take constructive action on their hearing loss.
Most hearing care professionals are familiar with clients not following recommendations and not using their hearing aids or implementing communication strategies. Instead of recommending, persuading, or convincing the people with hearing loss to change their behavior, research has shown that physicians and counselors should aim to elicit that person's own motivation to change.
The seminar introduced the Motivation Tools as an effective way for hearing care professionals to help people with hearing loss motivate themselves to take action. The tools can help hearing care professionals identify how important it is for their clients to change their habits and how much the clients believes in their ability to change.
The seminar series consisted of three workshops that took place in May, August, and September of 2009. All three seminars were held in Skodsborg, Denmark.
How to use the Ida Motivation Tools
Behind the Motivation Tools
Giving our clients what they need
Lorraine Gailey, Chief Executive of the nonprofit Hearing Link, outlines how we can provide an environment that enables us to connect with our clients.
Bringing it all back home
John Greer Clark, Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati and president of Clark Audiology, explores how we can enable clients to tell us about the true impact of hearing loss on their lives.
Perceptions and motivations
John Greer Clark examines the ways we communicate with our clients and the communication mismatch dilemma.
Dave Fabry explores how to build relationships with clients in a relatively short time.