14 Oct -14 Oct
09:00 -10:00

Natalie Comas, Project and Training Specialist at Ida Institute, will present our first paediatrics webinar in October on Ida Telecare for Teens. Join Natalie on Wednesday 14th October to look at the three effective telecare tools for teens and tweens.

This suite of online tools and resources that aims to help young people develop the skills and confidence needed to self-manage their hearing loss as they transition to adulthood. The tools are designed for teens to use at home on their own or with family as they prepare for appointments. By reflecting on their communication needs ahead of time, teens can be more specific about their needs for support. It also helps clinicians provide more targeted support and save time in appointments.

Learning Objectives:

1)      Briefly describe the principles of self-determination and how they support a holistic, sustainable approach for children with hearing loss, teens and young adults

2)      Describe how the Ida telecare tools that can help structure the dialogue and solicit the input from the tweens/teens themselves so that the care offered matches their needs (the person-centered care approach)


Natalie Comas is the Project and Training Specialist at Ida Institute (Copenhagen, Denmark). She is a Speech-Language Pathologist (BSpPath, University of Queensland), and certified Listening and Spoken Language specialist (LSLS Cert. AVT ®, AG Bell Academy) with over 10 years’ experience helping children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing learn to listen and speak with the assistance of hearing technology.

Natalie has extensive experience as both a clinician in a variety of settings in Australia (public, private, not-for-profit) and also as an international presenter/lecturer, trainer and consultant in over 15 countries. Before working for Ida Institute, Natalie worked as the Rehabilitation Specialist in the Asia Pacific region for a cochlear implant company and she was the Consultant for the Right to Hear Foundation with a special 2-year project (2017 to 2019) in Indonesia training speech therapists.