“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”
“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.”
“The Australian Video Game That Could Save Your Child’s Hearing”
“The Sound Scouts app hopes to change those stats so that no child has to suffer with undiagnosed hearing loss.”
Sound Scouts was proud to WIN the Health and Wearables Technologies category at the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event in Austin, Texas, on March 2017.
“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
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.
Carolyn Mee, of Sydney, has made the finals with Sound Scouts, a mobile game to test children’s hearing before or during their first year of school.