Sound Scouts, the app-based hearing test to identify hearing loss in children, has secured $4 million in national funding to roll out their program across the nation.
According to WHO, undetected hearing loss limits the ability of children to learn, play and interact. Sound Scouts provides a less invasive solution to test hearing in school-aged children. This innovative tablet-based app was developed collaboratively with National Acoustic Laboratories and is supported by New South Wales Health.
By securing this funding, Sound Scouts will provide the testing free of charge for school aged children living in Australia from early 2019.
Simulation Australasia congratulates Sound Scouts on their success and is pleased to see Serious Games attracting national funding. Sound Scouts won the 2014 Serious Games Showcase and Challenge competition at the combined SimTect and SimHealth conference in Adelaide, South Australia.
Signs of hearing loss:
If you answered YES to any of these questions, it is recommended that you test your child’s hearing. Visit Sound Scouts website to find out more about the app, or visit Raising Kids for more information on children and hearing loss.