Sound Scouts hearing test app

An app for people with hearing difficulties. Suitable for identifying potential hearing problems in children.

Sound Scout hearing test By Sound Scouts
Features
  • Graphs and reporting
  • Data exports – results can be emailed

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Country of origin  Unsure (not Aotearoa New Zealand)
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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? Yes
  • require a login? No
  • have password protection? No
  • have a privacy policy? Yes
  • require internet access? Yes
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Cost
  • Free trial – allows user to try three test activities. The results of the test are not available to trial users.
  • Paid sessions – charges vary depending on the number of sessions. The first purchase includes 1 free session.
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What does the app do?

The Sound Scouts hearing test app provides hearing test activities to identify potential hearing problems. The design of the app promotes engagement for children aged 4 years or older. A series of checklist questions prompting the user on whether a hearing test may be needed is available to all app users.

When hearing activities are completed, a report on the result will be available for paid users and supporting next steps to be considered if a problem is detected. Headphones are recommended but not compulsory for app assessment.

For the complete app description, go to the app website, Google Play, App Store or, for a more detailed review, see Reviews.

PROS CONS 

✔ Includes disclaimer that the app should only be used as guide and not replace an assessment by a health professional.

✔ Enticing for children, by making the tests in a game format.

✔ Interactive and visually attractive.

✔ Audio clips are well paced.

✔ Clear and concise pronunciation.

✔ Guiding checklist to ensure usefulness of conducting the test.

✘ Trial mode only allow users to test three activities and does not give
a preview of what the result looks like before committing to paid
session/s. 

Review details

Date of review: March 2022
Platform reviewed: Apple iOS
Version: 12.0.2 

App developer
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Credits: Health Navigator Editorial Team. Reviewed By: Dr Peter Ou, GP, FRNZCGP, Auckland Last reviewed: 29 Apr 2022