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Ida Institute to Launch New Program Designed to Improve Counseling Skills of Hearing Professionals

NAERUM, DENMARK — The Ida Institute announced this week that it will be launching a new program, Inspired by Ida, that will allow hearing care professionals to “enhance their counseling skills and differentiate their practice through person-centered care”. The organization will be introducing the program at the upcoming American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Conference in…

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Ida Institute Announces Availability of Research Grants, Calls for Applications

NAERUM, DENMARK — The Ida Institute Research Committee announced that they are accepting proposals for research projects investigating outcomes of the use of Ida tools. Research grants will be awarded to projects that “develop evidence related to Ida Institute methods and tools and aim to demonstrate the effect of person-centered care in hearing rehabilitation.”  …

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HLAA and Ida Institute Announce Partnership

BETHESDA, MARYLAND — The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) announced that it has partnered with the Denmark-based Ida Institute. The goal of the partnership, according to the organizations, is to promote a person-centered approach to hearing healthcare. The efforts with HLAA are part of the Ida Institute’s overall strategy to “establish partnerships with key…

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New User-Friendly Tinnitus Programs Have Potential to Meet Demand

Tinnitus is a condition affecting upwards of 15% of the population and many bothered by the condition may be under served. That according a recent JAMA Otolaryngology article, which concluded there is a significant opportunity for hearing care professionals to get more actively involved in the long-term care and management of patients experiencing bothersome tinnitus.…

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Free e-course from Ida Institute teaches fundamentals of patient-centered care

NAERUM, DENMARK—Hearing care professionals and students can now take a free online course and gain a practical introduction to the fundamentals of patient-centered Developed by the Ida Institute, a non-profit organization funded by the Oticon Foundation, the Ida Basics Course is designed to encourage reflection on the clinician’s approach to patient care and suggest concepts…

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VA-funded study will test effectiveness of motivational tools with hearing aid users

PORTLAND, OR—When people are fitted with hearing aids, they often face difficulty in obtaining the maximum benefit from them. That’s why the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which fits more than half a million hearing aids a year on U.S. military veterans, is sponsoring a 2-year pilot study to explore if certain tools and techniques…

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Three best ideas to raise awareness of hearing loss are honored

ANAHEIM, CA–An international public art initiative, a “Three Wise Monkeys” campaign to encourage regular hearing health checks, and a pocket-sized electronic hearing testing device captured top honors in the Ida Institute’s competition, Ideas, Speak up – Action and Awareness for Hearing Loss. The winning entries were celebrated at a reception held here April 3 at…

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Top ten ideas selected for promoting public awareness of hearing health

NAERUM, DENMARK–A mnemonic device featuring three wise monkeys, a campaign to make hairdressers more mindful of their clients’ hearing loss, and a “hearing loss” flavor of ice cream are among the ten finalists in the Ida Institute’s worldwide competition “Ideas, Speak up – Action and Awareness for Hearing Loss.” Since April 2012 when the Oticon…

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Ida asks: Is patient-centered care fact or fiction?

SKODSBORG, DENMARK—Patient-centered care is a popular concept these days, and certainly sounds like a good idea for any area of health care, including hearing care. However, the Ida Institute notes, during its various seminars and workshops and in conversations at professional meetings, audiologists have sometimes expressed skepticism about it. They wonder if patient-centered care is…

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World Health Organization adopts ideas from Ida in a new textbook for physicians

NÆRUM, DENMARK–When the Ida Institute was established here in 2008, its mission was “to foster a better understanding of the human dynamics associated with hearing loss.” While that was a plenty ambitious goal, now the institute’s work is beginning to have an even wider impact than originally envisioned. The World Health Organization (WHO) has just…

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