Sound Scouts at your school

  • Every child starting school should have their hearing tested and ideally again in Year 3 & Year 5 in line with NAPLAN.
  • Any child identified with learning or behavioural problems should have their hearing tested.

Children need to be able to hear clearly in order to learn. If children can’t hear their teacher in a noisy classroom environment they will struggle to learn. Consequences of undetected hearing loss for the child include delays in speech and language development, lack of phonological awareness and difficulty reading, trouble in social situations and increased risk of academic failure.

The World Health Organisation recommends that all children should have their hearing screened around the time they start school.

Sound Scouts has been designed to test children’s hearing from 4 years, 9 months and older.

Benefits of Sound Scouts include:

  • Accessible & immediate - Test & results delivered on iPad or tablet.
  • Tests for the 3 main types of hearing issues - Provides clinically reliable results for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss and an indication of auditory processing disorder.
  • Care pathway advice when a problem is detected.
  • Child’s attention is fully engaged.
  • Low cost

  • Accepted as a referral by Australian Hearing when sensorineural hearing loss is identified.
  • Any responsible adult, ideally with good hearing, can set up and supervise testing.

Sound Scouts takes the form of a fun, interactive game that encourages the child to participate in the adventures of “Patch” the dog as she helps to solve a mystery. The game is played on a tablet, with the child wearing a good quality set of headphones. Sound Scouts brings together gamification of hearing testing, world leading acoustic technology and the simplicity of app delivery. Sound Scouts is available on the App Store and Google Play (in Australia ONLY).

APP Store & Google Play Pricing
Special School Start Offer: save 30% *
(Reduction applied)
1 Session $9.99*
3 Sessions Pack $29.99*
10 Sessions Pack $99.99*
50 Sessions $499.99

For further information on school pricing:
Phone Number: +61 2 9460 6768

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