In the News
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October 4, 2019

“We’re still on the journey of trying to educate parents and people in general about the importance of hearing health and its impact on overall health, wellbeing and productivity over your lifetime.”

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July 9, 2019

“If your child displays attention-seeking behaviour or daydreams a lot, there could be an explanation (and a simple test you can do at home).”

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April 26, 2019

“A small issue that can be easily addressed, can have a huge impact on a child’s life.”

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March 8, 2019

“Results show that a staggering one in five (18%) parents have either never had their child’s hearing tested or are unsure if they have.”

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March 8, 2019

“Too many children still have to go trough disadvantages at school because of hearing loss. Finally, here is a low-cost, easily administered and reliable test of hearing designed for children.”

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March 8, 2019

“A bubbly nature and loud personality are qualities that they adore about their daughter. They were also the same qualities that meant Elyse’s hearing problems went undetected for years.”

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March 6, 2019

“Parents often think their children ignore them but what if they actually can’t hear you?”

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March 5, 2019

“Hundreds of thousands of school aged children will benefit from an Australian-developed app that delivers a user-friendly hearing test, with the Federal Government launching a $4 million national rollout to mark Hearing Week 2019.”

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March 5, 2019

“Parents are being urged to get their children’s hearing tested before they start school to prevent any problems with hearing loss. To help a free app has been launched a simple way to detect issues before seeing a doctor.”

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March 6, 2019

“It is something a lot of Aussie mum’s and dads are guilty of, and in fact, around 18 per cent of parents have never had their child’s hearing tested. With one in 10 children being held back from school due to hearing loss, experts are urging for earlier detection.”

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December 29, 2018

“The 10-minute program looks like a children’s game but uses advanced hearing science to gauge the user’s hearing ability. More than 1,000 children trialled the app and were tested both by Sound Scouts and a paediatric audiologist during the development process.”

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September 2, 2018

“Summer’s hearing loss means that if she’s doing group work at school, she is only able to hear what’s happening on her table, if there’s not much background noise. But, once there’s background noise, she cannot hear the people she is sitting closest to. So it really has a serious impact on her life.”

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August 25, 2018

“It was only when a friend suggested that Anthea check Summer’s hearing using a simple iPad app called Sound Scouts that it became instantly and unmistakably clear – Summer had permanent hearing loss in her left ear that specifically made it difficult for her to hear when there was a lot of background noise.”

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March 8, 2016

“One in six Australians are affected by hearing loss, with 2,000 children fitted with hearing aids for the first time each year.”

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July 25, 2016

“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.”

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March 2, 2016

“We know that newborns are tested for hearing loss, but there is no general regular testing afterwards. Hearing loss often not detected until they get to school”

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Sound Scouts is now FREE for Australian school children thanks to Hearing Australia and funding from the Australian Government. Support available on 1300 424 122