Early Ears – Hearing Test for Children by Aston University (Universal)
Released: Jun 28, 2013
Version: 1.1
Size: 16 MB
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Early Ears – Hearing Test for Children

Aston University
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• Rated as one of the Guardian Newspaper’s top apps

Designed by audiology experts, Early Ears® is the only app specially designed to test the hearing of 2 to 8 year children and is based on a clinical test. Temporary hearing difficulty in young children is usually not painful, but an unnoticed hearing difficulty can lead to delays in speech and language development and a lifetime of educational problems. Use Early Ears to help you detect hearing difficulty early.

The Early Ears test is based on the McCormick Toy Test and has been developed in conjunction with Professor Barry McCormick OBE. The standard test has been used in most paediatric audiology clinics in the UK since 1977. A complete description of the clinical test is given in McCormick (2003) “Paediatric audiology 0-5 years”, Wiley-Blackwell.

•Engaging app that won’t feel like a test to your children.
•Simple instructions for your child, such as “touch the cow” or “touch the plate”.
•Takes about 1 to 3 minutes to complete depending on your child’s age and level of hearing difficulty.
•The results are personalised to your child and given in an easy-to-understand way.
•Option to share your child’s results on your Facebook page.
•Provides reassuring information about the common causes of hearing difficulty in children and how you can protect your child’s hearing.

- “bright, engaging app”. Suzb11

- “As an audiologist I am always dubious about apps that claim to test your hearing. However, here is one that really works.” AudioClaire.

- “He just thought it was a game and didn’t realise it was testing his hearing at the same time”. Nicola214.

- “Most importantly great peace of mind a parent”. Rough Mike.

- See our Facebook page or website: www.earlyearsapp.com
- See our YouTube video for the Early Ears App.

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What's new in version 1.1
Added greater social interaction:
• Option to post your child’s results to Facebook.
• Option to use headphones.
• Link to the Early Ears’ Facebook page. Come and “like” us and see latest news.
• Review Early Ears on the App Store directly from our More page.
• Link to the Early Ears’ website (www.earlyearsapp.com).
• Added link to send a message or feedback to the Early Ears’ team.
Our verdict: Meh!
  • Early Ears – Hearing Test for Children is a poorly rated app (2.5-star).
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