On Friday the 16th of August, Sound Scouts attended The Educator’s Australian Education Awards. Founder Carolyn Mee was in high spirits in anticipation of presenting the Award for ‘Primary School of the Year’ (Government). The evening was to celebrate those schools and individuals excelling in the field of education. Attendees included teachers, principals, and support staff all with one thing in common: a passion for children’s education and wellbeing.
The contentious cotton bud has been a household staple since 1923, but it was never invented with the intention of cleaning ears. Although manufacturers explicitly warn against using them to clean your ears this has become their most common use. A recent story has gone viral about a woman, named Jasmine, who nearly died because she used cotton buds to clean her ears every night. It was eventually discovered that Jasmine had developed moderate hearing loss over a period of five years from a severe bacterial infection, resulting in the need for surgery to treat the infection.
Hearing-Impaired Student calls for mandatory Hearing Screening for all children starting school in NSW Sophie Bosch, Head of Ops at Sound Scouts SYDNEY, 7th August- The 2019 NSW Parliament Deaf and Hard of Hearing School Students Presentation was held this morning at NSW Parliament House as part of NSW Education Week, the theme this year being ‘Every student, every voice.’ Six students from NSW schools with hearing impairments were asked to discuss their experiences in the NSW Education System and raise awareness of what hearing health and support issues still need to be addressed to improve the educational experience of the hearing impaired in NSW.
When Rachel Mills was a classroom teacher 11 years ago, she had no idea of the impact an ear infection known as ‘glue ear’ could have on the lives of children, including her son’s. Rachel had suspected her three-year-old, Sam, was having difficulty hearing. His behaviour and mood were erratic and he’d often tune out to retreat into his own world. But tests repeatedly showed that his hearing was normal.