“The startup Sounds Scouts hopes to make hearing tests more accessible through an interactive tablet game kids can play at home, ensuring that hearing problems are diagnosed and addressed.”
Thousands of kids around the world are develop hearing problems in the first five years of life. But because they’re not routinely tested before school, many are walking into classrooms and struggling to hear and pay attention.
“The ACS – the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector – has announced Sound Scouts as a Gold Award winner in the 2016 Digital Disruptor Awards in the Service Transformation for the digital consumer category.”
Sound Scouts was proud to WIN the Health and Wearables Technologies category at the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event in Austin, Texas, on March 2017.
Sound Scouts, the children’s hearing test app currently available Australia-wide, was awarded the 2017 BigInsights Data Innovation Award for “Best Start Up”.
“I congratulate the recipients of the Medical Devices Fund 2015 whose innovative and inspiring work will have a lasting and meaningful impact on both the health system and the wider community.” - Chief Scientist Mary O’Kane
“What could be better than a quick and easy hearing test that could help detect hearing problems in young children? What about one that tests using an entertaining computer game?”
“The beauty of the game is that it not only identifies hearing loss and hearing issues, but also distinguishes between conductive hearing loss, sensorineural loss and central auditory processing disorders.”