In the new year, the Ida Institute is developing a guide for ‘Partnering for Great Hearing Care’ for people with hearing loss and hearing care professionals’ and would like ten UK audiology professionals to get involved in this development with a BAA Board Director.
The Ida Future Hearing Journeys project showed a need to build/rebuild trust in the hearing care community. We know that building trust between people with hearing loss and hearing care professionals is essential and crucial for a successful hearing journey.
To address the issue of building trust in hearing care, the Ida Institute is developing a guide for ‘Partnering for Great Hearing Care’ for people with hearing loss and hearing care professionals’ in collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the hearing care community.
We are reaching out to you, hoping that you will help Ida test the first prototype of the guide and give them some feedback via a survey link during the first two weeks of January 2022.
If you are happy to help us test the guide, please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 4th January 2022.
We will send you a link to the guide and a link to the survey, in the first week of January 2022.
A bit more on the guide
The purpose of the guide is to support people with hearing loss and hearing care professionals to build a trustful partnership. It is a digital guide with practical advice on how to do this. The guide builds on four building blocks. These building blocks are a result of a thorough explorative insights process with interviews and focus groups on how to build a partnership.
When Ida have talked to people with hearing loss and professionals, they have discovered that there is a need to demonstrate, in a very practical way, what a good partnership looks like AND how to do it in practice, since this has not gotten much attention in hearing care.
The guide addresses both the person with hearing loss and the hearing care professional at the same time, to make it clear that it “takes two to tango” when it comes to getting the most out of the partnership.
Ida imagine that this guide will benefit people with hearing loss and professionals, since it can be used as a client preparation tool, an educational tool, and a tool to create awareness about the importance of a trustful partnership.