Nareum, DK October 8 – The Ida Institute today announced the appointment of four distinguished experts in hearing health and related disciplines to its Advisory Board. The new members are: Michele Clapin, B.SpThy, M.Aud and MHSM M.AudSA (CCP), Executive Manager of Clinical Practice for Australian Hearing; Berth Danermark, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Örebro University, Sweden; Patricia Kricos, Ph.D., Professor of Audiology and Director of the Center for Gerontological Studies, University of Florida; and Joseph Montano, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Audiology in Clinical Otolaryngology, Weill Cornell Medical College.
|New Board Members Patricia Kricos and Joseph Montano|
The new Advisory Board members join current members Lucille Beck, Ph.D., Director of Audiology and Speech Pathology Service, Department of Veterans Affairs; Adrian Davis OBE FFPH FSS FRSA, Director, NHS Newborn Hearing and Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Programmes; Claus Elberling, Ph.D. of the Oticon Foundation; Louise Hickson, Ph.D., Head, School of Health and Rehabilitation Science, Professor of Audiology, Co-Director, Communication Disability Centre, The University of Queensland; and Sophia E. Kramer, Ph.D., Psychologist/Senior Researcher, Department of ENT/ Audiology, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam.
The nine-member Advisory Board provides advice and guidance on key issues and initiatives of the non-profit Institute and serve as Institute ambassadors, facilitating dissemination of Ida Institute knowledge and tools.
“Our Advisory Board members bring a depth and range of expertise that will be invaluable as we enter the next phase of our commitment to foster a better understanding of the human dynamics of hearing loss,” said Institute Director Lise Lotte Bundensen. “We are confident that the support of these highly qualified and committed thought leaders will enhance our ability to affect a shift to more patient-centered care and advance the field of audiology.”
About the Ida Institute
Established in 2007 with a grant from the Oticon Foundation, the Ida Institute is as a non-profit independent educational institute located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Institute seeks to foster a better understanding of the human dynamics of hearing loss from its recognition to its resolution – the patient journey. By serving as a catalyst for knowledge sharing and the development of innovative and practical tools, the Institute assists hearing care professionals in helping hearing impaired people address the physical, psychological and social challenges of hearing loss. For more information, visit www.idainstitute.com