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Sydney health tech app Sound Scouts gamifies hearing testing for children

By Administrator | 11 March 2016

"One in six Australians are affected by hearing loss, with 2,000 children fitted with hearing aids for the first time each year. Most hearing loss is due to accident or illness, rather than birth defects, and for children the effects can be huge. Explained Dr Harvey Dillon, director of the National Acoustics Laboratory (NAL), “All too often undetected hearing problems can cause children to fall behind during primary school until someone thinks to have the child’s hearing checked. By the time this happens, the child may not only be behind academically but may have come to deeply believe that he or she will never be able to keep up with the other children at school.”" Read more

Liz Leigh Startup Daily 8 March 2016


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