The Ida Institute
The Ida Institute is an independent, non-profit organization with the vision to foster a better understanding of the human dynamics of hearing loss.
Together with professionals from every area of hearing care we work to make person-centered care the preferred practice in clinic settings around the world. The tools you will discover on this website are a direct result of this collaborative effort. Ida tools are developed to empower hearing care professionals to engage people with hearing loss and in so doing, better address each client's needs.
Our website is also a free and open collaborative space where we invite you to share knowledge, information and resources.
We are funded through a grant from the Oticon Foundation.
Ida Featured by the Hearing Journal in Article on Hearing Aid Uptake
FRI JAN 20, 2017
“The Noncompliance Challenge: How to Improve Hearing Aid Use,” written by Gina Shaw, references Ida tools as a way to increase patient uptake of hearing aids.
An Interview with Ida Advisory Board Member Darcy Benson
WED JAN 11, 2017
Darcy is the owner of California Hearing Center & Audiology Services, Inc, and brings a valuable real-world perspective to our work, both from the clinician and client point of view.
Ida Research Committee Accepting Proposals for Research Grants
THU DEC 22, 2016
Ida is seeking applications for research related to our work. In 2017, we are particularly interested in projects related to the deployment of Ida’s Telecare Platform and Tinnitus counseling tools.
Browse the evidence behind Ida's principles
Research Committee Accepting Applications
The Research Committee is now accepting applications for grants. Click here to learn more.
The Big Messages on Sound and Hearing
We've been collecting videos about why sound and hearing are important. Click here to watch and share the Big Messages.
Extend your care beyond the appointment with these interactive tools.
Read the output from our Vision 2020 process and prepare yourself for the future of audiology!
Assess client motivation and encourage people with hearing loss to take action.
Work with clients to identify the most important people in their social network and to develop a shared strategy for communication.
Living Well with Hearing Loss
Bring the client's daily life and specific needs into the appointment as you identify communication situations that are relevant and important to them.