The Future of Hearing Health Care is Person-Centered

What is the future of hearing health care? It is a challenging question, but also a timely one. As the world begins to emerge from its Covid-19 isolation, health — both physical and mental — will take on new importance. Hearing care must be included in the broader discussion and Ida Institute’s Future Hearing Journeys Continue reading

How Do You Imagine the Future of Hearing Health Care?

How do you see the future of hearing health care? This is a difficult question, but one that Ida Institute is tackling in its Future Hearing Journeys project. In December, Ida organized two online innovation workshops with stakeholders from around the world to examine the trends that will affect hearing health care. I was pleased Continue reading

Has Covid-19 Unmasked Your Hearing Loss?

Masks make it hard for everyone to hear — hearing loss or not — but if you are struggling to hear more than the average person, it may not just be the mask, it may be your hearing. Hearing loss often comes on gradually, making it hard to notice at first. It may seem like Continue reading

Will Covid-19 Inspire Positive Change for People With Hearing Loss?

Winston Churchill said, “Never waste a good crisis,” and people with hearing loss have taken his advice with Covid-19. Times have been very hard for many of us with hearing loss during the pandemic — increased levels of isolation, difficulties communicating because of masks and the lack of captioning on many video conferencing platforms — Continue reading

Person-centered Care Critical During COVID-19

COVID-19 has disrupted hearing health care, potentially for the better. Both audiologists and patients have needed to adapt. In my latest article for Ida Institute, I provide my suggestions for how providers can best partner with their patients during this difficult time. Practicing person-centered care will not only help providers forge strong relationships with patients Continue reading

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