The Ida Institute has announced a new partnership with Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With this partnership, NSU is joining 31 other organizations in the Person-Centered Hearing Network (PCHN), a global coalition of key stakeholders in audiology, representing professionals, academia, and patient organizations – working together to improve hearing healthcare at a global scale.

Propelling hearing healthcare forward
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) reportedly has “one of the largest AuD programs in the US and significant experience in the field of person-centered healthcare.” As a majority-minority institution with students from more than 100 different countries, NSU offers “rich cultural and linguistic diversity and brings unique patient engagement opportunities where a person-centered approach is vital.”

“Person-centered care is a core value at NSU,” said Nannette Nicholson, professor in audiology at NSU. “We entered into partnership with the Ida Institute because we have common interests and common goals in developing and promoting person-centered hearing healthcare. Not only do we want to engage healthcare recipients as equal partners and decision-makers in the diagnostic and management of their conditions, but we also wish to engage them as key stakeholders in research agendas. We believe that, together with the Ida Institute and the wider PCHN, we can achieve these goals.”

“We are truly excited to welcome Nova Southeastern University to the PCHN,” said Ida Institute Managing Director, Lise Lotte Bundesen. “We have been following their work for years and consider them a natural fit. At Ida, we are passionate about embracing and supporting diversity in clinical practice, and with NSU’s rich expertise in that space, we see great potential for joint projects that will benefit the patient experience and ultimately improve audiological outcomes.”

About the Ida Institute

The Ida Institute is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 with the goal of improving hearing healthcare at a global scale. The independent organization works to build a community that embraces person-centered care. Together with clinicians, academics, patient organizations, and people with hearing loss around the world, the community helps people develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to better manage hearing loss. The Ida Institute is based in Denmark and has a community of 20,000 people worldwide.

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