CAA Announces International Partnership with the Ida Institute

CAA is excited to offer our members expanded resources, courses and online content through our international partnership with the Ida Institute. The IDA Institute was founded in 2007 as an independent non-profit organization with the mission to advance family and person-centred for hearing health care. Their website offers a variety of online tools for audiologists, families, students and people with hearing loss.

In 2017, the Ida Institute introduced an eLearning centre where audiologists can learn, interact and share knowledge. This aligns with CAA’s mission to provide educational and innovative support for our members. CAA will also be offering CEUs for successfully completing endorsed course content on the IDA platform.

CAA Members please join us in welcoming the IDA Institute with an article called “The IDA Institute: Advancing person-centered hearing care” (you will need to log into the CAA website first).

Free Webinar: Applying Person-Centered Care (PCC) in the Appointment – May 27th

CAA is excited to offer our members expanded resources, courses and online content through our international partnership with the Ida Institute.

Join us on Wednesday, May 27 at 11 am ET as Bert Meijers, Project Manager, of Ida Institute presents Applying Person-Centered Care (PCC) in the Appointment Webinar.

This webinar will translate person-centered care from theory into practice. The Calgary-Cambridge Guides and the Four Habits provide the framework of the session. The webinar will focus on the importance of applying person-centered care throughout the appointment and the research that demonstrates the reality of what happens when it comes to “walking the talk” of PCC.

Key learning points

  • Review the concept of person-centered care and define the key components of person-centered communication in hearing care and rehabilitation.
  • Revisit the Calgary-Cambridge Guides and introduce The Four Habits to facilitate a person-centered interaction.
  • Review key communication skills that are fundamental in any hearing care or rehabilitation scenario.

Speaker: Bert Meijers, Project Manager, Ida Institute

Bert is a project manager at the Ida Institute, and is responsible for developing, planning and driving our integrated online resources – including the Ida Learning Hall, our eLearning platform. Bert is also responsible for coordinating the Institute’s partnerships, and innovation processes. Before joining the Ida Institute, Bert worked as a project manager within international development and on social enterprise projects in Berlin, Amsterdam and San Francisco. Originally from the Netherlands, Bert has a background in design thinking and social innovation and has a degree from the Kaospilots in Denmark.

The Ida Institute is based in Denmark and has a community of +16,000 hearing health care professionals worldwide. Read more at

Registration link will be posted in early May. Please save the date.