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.

Latest news

Ida Presentations and Booth at AudiologyNOW! 2017

FRI MAR 24, 2017

The Ida Institute is preparing the annual
AudiologyNOW! Conference, held this year from 5-8 April in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ida will give four presentations, as well as hosting a booth to share information.

Ida Telecare Tools in ENT & Audiology News

FRI MAR 17, 2017

The Ida Institute has recently contributed two articles to ENT and Audiology News on telehealth and our Telecare and Telecare for Teens and Tweens tools.

Ear Foundation Hosts My World Training Sessions

FRI MAR 10, 2017

The training sessions are part of a collaboration with the Ida Institute aimed at bringing My World to a broader audience, including speech-language therapists and teachers of the deaf.


Research Library

Browse the evidence behind Ida's principles


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A patient-centered approach costs nothing. I think if you were to take an idea to a bank manager and when they asked what your overheads were and you said, 'there aren’t any, you just have to change your approach,' the bank manger would say ‘Of course it makes sense, it is a no brainer.'

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Vision 2020

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.

Vision 2020

Background Information

Read the output from our Vision 2020 process and prepare yourself for the future of audiology!


Motivation Tools

Motivational Engagement

Assess client motivation and encourage people with hearing loss to take action.

Communication Partners

Work with clients to identify the most important people in their social network and to develop a shared strategy for communication.

Living Well

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.