A national intervention program is being rolled out in Australia in January to identify children with hearing loss, according to an article on the ABC News website.

The program—which received $4 million in federal funding to test children ages 4-17—will utilize a tool called Sound Scouts to gauge hearing ability, according to the article. The Sound Scouts app, commissioned by Australian Hearing, generates a report of potential hearing issues as well as referrals to an appropriate hearing care practitioner.

To read the article in its entirety on the ABC News website, please click here.

Source: ABC News