Ida Institute has launched Getting Started with Person-Centered Care, a new online course on Person-Centered Care (PCC) and the newest addition to the Ida Learning Hall, the Ida Institute announced. The free e-learning course introduces the core concepts of a person-centered approach to hearing care and demonstrates how this approach differs from a traditional biomedical model. Developed in collaboration between the Ida Institute and Deborah von Hapsburg, PhD, associate professor in audiology and speech pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the PCC online course contains bite-sized learning modules that can be accessed anywhere, any time, on any device. Module topics include the client perspective, and person-centered care elements, benefits, and myths.

“Getting Started with Person-Centered Care is designed for those who are new to the PCC approach and for seasoned practitioners who are looking to refresh their knowledge of PCC fundamentals,” explains Ida Senior Audiologist Cherilee Rutherford.  “Working in a person-centered way is a journey. As hearing care professionals, we are constantly learning, evolving, and polishing our skills, and that is where the new PCC course comes in. The course reminds us of the principles we choose to embed in our practice and the benefits that PCC holds for people with hearing loss and their families and clinicians.”

Getting Started with Person-Centered Care is accredited for continuing education credits by a number of leading educational institutions. CEU and CPD credits for completing the course are currently available from the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA), and Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

The PCC online course is another of Ida Institute’s freely shared resources and is available on the Ida website at the Ida Learning Hall.  Simply sign up for free Ida Community membership at and click on the tab for Learning Hall.

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