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 Launches First Tool for Balance and Vestibular Disorders

FRI NOV 25, 2016

The BPPV Signpost is a postcard to help clinicians identify benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) in their patients by asking two simple questions about when and how the patient experiences dizziness.

Ida Launches New Telecare Tools for Teens and Tweens

FRI NOV 18, 2016

The tools are adaptations of our popular Telecare platform. The platform includes new versions of My Turn to Talk, Why Improve My Hearing?, and Living Well Online, reformatted for young adults.

Ida Presents My World at Conference on Implantable Devices

FRI NOV 11, 2016

The Ida Institute recently gave a presentation on the My World tool as part of the Implantable Devices: Making Decisions Together conference in Nottingham, England.


Research Library

Browse the evidence behind Ida's principles


Do you use wifi in your clinic to access Ida tools?

Research Committee

We are pleased to announce the awardees of our Research Committee grant. Congratulations to the teams headed by Nerina Scarinci, Janet Jamieson, and Katie Ekberg.

Recommended features

August: Fit for the Future
Fit for the Future

Fit for the Future

What can you do to anticipate changes in hearing healthcare and future-proof your practice?
May 2016: Change Guide
The Change Guide
The Change Guide
Introduce change to your workplace using methods that encourage participation and inspire consensus.

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.