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 patient 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 with patients and in so doing, better address each patient’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.
New Study Analyzes Stages-of-Change in History-Taking
FRI MAY 20, 2016
The study, through the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, uses the transtheoretical model to identify a PHL’s stage-of-change during the history-taking phase of their first appointment.
Recipients Chosen for Ida Research Committee Grant
FRI MAY 13, 2016
Projects headed by Nerina Scarinci, Katie Ekberg, and Janet Jamieson have each been awarded funds to further research regarding Ida tools and person-centered care.
Ida Audiologist Moving to the Ear Foundation
MON MAY 9, 2016
Melanie Gregory will take over as CEO of the Ear Foundation as of August 1st after seven years with the Ida Institute.
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Browse the evidence behind Ida's principles
We are pleased to announce the awardees of our Research Committee grant. Congratulations to the teams headed by Narina Scarinci, Janet Jamieson, and Katie Ekberg.
We will share more information on the projects soon.
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 patient motivation and encourage patients to take responsibility for their own actions and take action on their hearing loss.
Work with the patient 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 patient's daily life and specific needs into the appointment as you identify communication situations that are relevant and important to them.