Sound Scouts hearing test app

Sound Scouts hearing test app

  • An app for people with hearing difficulties. Suitable for identifying potential hearing problems in children.
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Sound Scouts hearing test app By Sound Scouts


  • Graphs and reporting.
  • Data exports – results can be emailed.
Clinical review 

3 star review

Read a clinical review below.

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 to use? Yes

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  • 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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How to get the app

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(external link), Google Play(external link), App Store(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see reviews below.


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.

Clinical review

3 star review

: Dr Peter Ou, GP, FRNZCGP, Auckland
Date of review: March 2022
Platform: Apple
Comments: Only the trial portion of the app was reviewed. Trial/non-paying users are unable to get any results from the tests.
Overall this app is a useful tool in providing users with an initial assessment on hearing competency, through using a series of interactive and stimulating tests. Users can undergo a series of visually pleasing and interactive test activities to ascertain whether a hearing problem is detected. Through the result users are then able to obtain guidance on a plan for next steps.
Safety concerns: None. (Note: this app should only be used to give an indication of hearing and should not replace a formal assessment by a health professional. See article: The importance of using hearing test apps with caution.(external link)
New Zealand relevance: Yes, relevant to a New Zealand audience.

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