Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey!

The Ida Institute is currently gathering input to better understand how people around the world prefer to learn about their overall hearing ability and its real-world implications.

The survey should take less than 10 minutes and will help improve peoples’ experiences of visiting a hearing care professional.

There are no “right” or “wrong” answers in this survey; we would simply like to hear your opinions.  Your answers are anonymous. The results of this survey will only be used for educational purposes.

The Ida Institute
We are a non-profit organization working to make sure the needs and concerns of people with hearing loss are at the center of the care they receive. We call it “person-centered care.” We are based in Denmark, but work around the world with people with hearing loss, hearing care professionals, and universities. Together we create free tools and resources that are used to improve hearing care. Learn more about our work at:

* 1. Consider the various hearing care appointments you’ve had over the years. How have hearing care professionals described your overall hearing ability to you?

* 2. Consider appointments when you’ve had your hearing tested and the results explained to you. How did the hearing care professional describe the results of the hearing test?

* 3. How well were you able to understand the explanation of your hearing test results? (0= not at all, 10= completely)

i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

* 4. How well were you able to describe what you learned from your hearing care professional and their recommendations to your family members and friends? (0=not at all, 10= completely)

i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

* 5. How would you like your hearing care professionals to explain the results of your hearing tests?

* 6. How can hearing care professionals best help you to make sense of your hearing abilities? What wording, visuals, analogies, handouts, etc. would be helpful to you?

* 7. Any other suggestions?