THANK YOU: A partner guide for hearing loss professionals
The Ida Institute is looking for people with hearing impairment to test a new guide that they are developing. The guide is called "Partnering for Great Hearing Care: A Guide for people with hearing loss and hearing care professionals".
The Ida Institute (https://idainstitute.com/) is an independent, non-profit organization working to build a community that embraces person-centered care. Together with clinicians, academics, and people with hearing loss around the world, we help people develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to better manage hearing loss.
The purpose of the guide is to support people with hearing loss and clinicians to build a trustful partnership. It is a digital guide with practical advice on how to do this. The guide is based on four building blocks. These building blocks were identified through a thorough explorative insights process with interviews and focus groups with people with hearing loss and professionals on how to build a partnership. (Some members from Mayo Clinic Connect were involved in this.)
The guide addresses both the person with hearing loss and the hearing care professional, to make it clear that it takes two to tango, when it comes to getting most out of the partnership.
With your help, the guide can become a practical and useful a tool for people with hearing loss and professionals to get the most out of hearing care appointments and get the best possible collaboration.
Keep in mind that the guide you will review is a first prototype, so it is still a little rough around the edges. We will be doing further work to refine and finalize the guide, when we have achieved feedback on the guide.
HOW TO TAKE PART
To take part, you must be a person living with hearing loss. Use the first link to go through the guide. It takes around 25 minutes to go through the guide. After this, please use the feedback link to give your feedback.
1. Read and review the draft guide (25 minutes).
Link to the guide https://360.articulate.com/review/content/6b7b9905-7fce-4f92-aa14-b5f31618b64e/review
2. Submit your feedback (5-20 minutes).
Click this link to submit your feedback https://hearing.research.net/r/QQLR8FP
Deadline is January 23, 2022.
Thanks on behalf of the ida Institute.
The Guide is published.
The Ida Institute (https://idainstitute.com/) would like to thank the Mayo Clinic Connect community and its members of the Hearing Loss group for your help with providing valuable feedback to the resources in the development phase.
In a global research project conducted in 2020, the Ida Institute found that people with hearing loss and professionals value partnership and human connection in hearing care consultations. This reflects a global megatrend across healthcare, but research suggests that real understanding of what it takes to build such partnerships is lacking.
Through interviews with people with hearing loss and their clinicians, the Ida Institute collected insights about successful partnerships and identified the key ingredients. The animated resource was then created and tested with extensive input from consumers and professionals, as well as patient and professional organizations around the world.
Feedback has already been positive, with the guide described by one professional as “a terrific reminder of how to create a patient-centric experience with emphasis on teamwork,” and by a consumer as “a fresh and clear look at the partnership between hearing professionals and those with hearing loss.”
The animated guide and PDF summary are available for free on the Ida Institute website: https://idainstitute.com/tools/partnering_for_great_hearing_care/