Hackensack Audiology & Hearing Aid Associates has joined an international roster of hearing care clinics that have the received the Inspired by Ida label. The designation is given by the Ida Institute to clinics whose staff members have completed courses in person-centered care and signed the Inspired by Ida Code of Ethics.
The label was created by Ida Institute, a non-profit organization based in Denmark, to encourage audiologists and hearing clinics to adopt a person-centered approach to hearing care.
In order for clinics to qualify for the label, at least 80 percent of the staff must complete dedicated courses on how to apply person-centered care in the appointment. This includes listening to the clients’ individual preferences and perspectives, sharing decision-making with them, involving their family when appropriate, and providing emotional support.
This approach has proven to increase people’s satisfaction with their hearing care as well as treatment outcomes.
“Evidence demonstrating the benefits of person-centered care in audiology is growing,” explains Lise Lotte Bundesen, Managing Director of the Ida Institute. “Person-centered care focuses on the individual preferences and values of the person with hearing loss. It allows people to better articulate their needs and paves the way for a more efficient care.”
“By listening carefully to our clients and really involving them in the care process, we are able to make better recommendations for technologies and strategies that can help them manage hearing loss in daily life,” says Maryrose McInerney, Ph.D., CCC-A, Founder and CEO of Hackensack Audiology & Hearing Aid Associates. “We are very proud to receive this new label which signals our dedication to the highest standards of hearing care.”
If you are interested in experiencing person-centered care, make an appointment today to get your hearing tested and talk about your hearing challenges. Call us at (201) 347-9624 to get started.
About the Ida Institute
The Ida Institute is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by a grant from the William Demant Foundation. The mission of the Ida Institute is to build a community that embraces person-centered care and empowers people to get the hearing care they need.
The Ida Institute works with clinicians, academics and people with hearing loss to create resources that help people develop knowledge, skills, and confidence to better manage hearing loss.
The Ida Institute is based in Denmark and has a community of 18,000 hearing health care professionals worldwide.
Read more at idainstitute.com.