Games that test your child’s hearing from Sound Scouts

Sound Scouts

Hearing problems in children often go unchecked and undiagnosed until later in life. With the Sound Scouts app you can do a simple hearing check at home by engaging your child in a fun detective game.

When was the last time your child had a hearing check? Many of us would remember the first hearing test when a baby is born but after that there is no scheduled follow up for Australian kids. Undiagnosed hearing loss can lead children to be frustrated, act out, and perform badly in school as they struggle with an impediment that could be easily managed. The Sound Scouts app hopes to change those stats so that no child has to suffer with undiagnosed hearing loss.

Sound Scouts

The game centres on Patch the dog who has bionic ears and works in a national park. When one of the rangers goes missing, Patch needs your help to find out what happened by detecting and following the auditory clues. This is an app that turns hearing tests into child’s play and best of all, they don’t even know they’re being tested.

Sound Scouts

Sound Scouts has been created in collaboration with the National Acoustic Laboratories to deliver tests that are medically sound and look for a variety of hearing problems. Available on tablets only, you can downloads the Sound Scouts app for free from iTunes and Google Play.


Kate Murray

Kate Murray

Kate was a regular of Melbourne’s music and film scenes, but these days she is on the mum scene. Mother to one adorable little hipster, Kate loves seeking out the latest trends in technology, vintage-style kids clothing, and offbeat kids products. She is often found riding her bike by the Yarra river with baby on back, heading for a good soy latte at the latest kid-friendly cafe. She wants to get there before it becomes cool. So Melbourne.

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