Ida Institute Founder Lise Lotte Bundesen will retire as Managing Director in July, 2022. During Bundesen’s 15-year tenure, the nonprofit institute’s impact and influence has grown exponentially. Ida tools and resources are now used in AuD programs around the world, more than 14,000 professionals have taken the institute’s online training, and the nonprofit has collaborated on standards and guidelines with organizations like ISO and ASHA.
Ida Institute Advisory Board Chairperson Louise Hickson, Associate Dean in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences at The University of Queensland, Australia says, “Lotte’s innovative approach defined what we needed to do and gave us the tools to do it.”
“Lotte is a transformational figure in the world of hearing care,” says Lucille Beck, Ida Institute Advisory Board Member and an executive with the Department of Veterans Affairs. “Her focus on persons with hearing loss shifted the treatment and rehabilitation paradigm to person-centered care — defining a new way of individualizing care to meet the needs of the person.”
As Bundesen sets off on new adventures, so too does the Ida Institute. There are new courses in the works, tools in development, and partnerships helping Ida to scale as never before.
“We’ve achieved a lot together, and I’m so proud to have been part of Ida,” said Bundesen. “I thank the Demant Foundation for supporting our work for 15 years, and I thank everyone Ida collaborated with for your partnerships, your friendships, your knowledge, and your commitment to Ida and to person-centered care. Lastly, I applaud one final time, your belief that together, we can make hearing care better for people with hearing loss everywhere.”