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Ida Institute Announces Partnership with ASHA

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND & NAERUM, DENMARK — The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Denmark-based nonprofit Ida Institute, announced the formation of a new partnership. 

Founded in 2007 with a grant from the Oticon Foundation, the Institute has teamed up in the past with like-minded groups in the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Australia.

“Ida is very pleased to be partnering with ASHA, an organization whose reach and influence is respected throughout the speech and hearing community. We are also looking forward to beginning our association with an organization equally dedicated to audiology and speech-language pathology. This is an exciting opportunity to extend person-centered care to a wider audience of professionals devoted to helping people improve their communication.”

–Lise Lotte Bundesen, Managing Director, Ida Institute

ASHA CEO, Arlene Pietranton, PhD, CAE, was quoted saying, “Ida’s focus on patient-centered care is inspirational and aligns with ASHA’s vision of making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.”

The organizations plan to meet quarterly for the foreseeable future and gradually introduce the deliverables of their new collaboration.

One of Ida’s first activities as part of the new collaboration will be to attend this year’s annual ASHA Convention in Boston, MA. Ida will host a two-hour Hands-on Lab to introduce their tools and methods, as well as person-centered care in audiology and tinnitus management. The upcoming session, “Hands on Lab: Ida Institute Tools for Supporting Person Centered Care In Audiology”, at the convention, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Saturday, November 17, Hall C Lab 2.


Source: ASHA, Ida Institute