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New Ida Institute and Nova Southeastern University Partnership

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New Ida Institute and Nova Southeastern University partnership to enrich the patient experience and improve audiological outcomes

COPENHAGEN, DK, November 15 -- The Ida Institute, an international thought leader in person-centered hearing healthcare, 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) has one of the largest Au.D. 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,” says 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,” says 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.”

Person-centered care
The Person-Centered Hearing Network defines person-centered care as follows: Person-centered care ensures that people are equal and active partners in the management of their hearing difficulties. Designed around the individual, PCC focuses on and is respectful of people’s needs and preferences, involves family and other communication partners, and includes shared decision-making and goal-setting. For further information, visit: idainstitute.com/what_we_do/pcc_definitions

About the Ida Institute

The Ida Institute is a leading 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.

Learn more about the Ida Institute at idainstitute.com or sign up for the institute’s weekly newsletter at http://eepurl.com/gxeHKv. You can also follow the Ida Institute at twitter.com/IdaInstitute, facebook.com/idainstitute or linkedin.com/company/ida-institute.

About Nova Southeastern University (NSU)
A dynamic, private research university, NSU is providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree levels. With nearly 200,000 alumni across the globe, the reach of the NSU community is worldwide.

Classified as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 59 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information.

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