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 Presenting at International Tinnitus Seminar in Krakow
MON MAY 22, 2017
Ida Senior Audiologist Cherilee Rutherford will be presenting at the first World Tinnitus Congress/XII International Tinnitus Seminar in Krakow, Poland, which will be held from May 22-24.
Ida Tool Featured in Baltimore HEARS Study
TUE MAY 16, 2017
An Ida Motivation tool was used as part of a pilot study on community-delivered hearing care interventions. The Line was used as part of the study to measure hearing-related self-efficacy in participants.
Announcing the 2017 Ida Research Grant Awardees
FRI MAY 5, 2017
The Ida Institute has selected the awardees of this year’s Ida Research Grant. Three separate projects using Ida Telecare tools will be funded for work beginning September 2017.
Join Ida's New Learning Universe
Bite-sized learning, knowledge sharing, and connecting with peers worldwide. Join the Ida Learning Hall for a new learning experience!
Have Ideas for the Ida Learning Hall? Join Our Competition
The Ida Institute is developing new content and learning modules for the Ida Learning Hall, and we're running a competition to source new ideas. One winner will receive a prize for their suggestion.
Looking for the Ida Forum?
We are moving our discussions to the Ida Learning Hall.
We will phase the Forum out over the next few months. Click here to participate in conversations and access any materials you want to save from the Forum.
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.