Sound Scouts wins 2017 Data Innovation Award

Joel Van Daal
Sound Scouts wins 2017 Data Innovation Award

The children's hearing app has claimed Best Start Up at this year's awards.

Sound Scouts won the BigInsights Data Innovation Award for “Best Start Up”. The awards ceremony was held on November 2 at KPMG’s Barangaroo offices in Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia.

The BigInsights Data Innovation Awards recognise teams and companies doing groundbreaking work by using data analytics & technology to deliver business outcomes.

Sound Scouts Founder, Carolyn Mee, speaks on the award and the use of data to deliver digitally driven hearing testing. She said, "Sound Scouts is honoured to have received the Data Innovation Award for Best Startup this year. The award recognises our unique approach to using game play to collect data and deliver fast, clinically validated indications of hearing impairment in children. Data collected by Sound Scouts is analysed via a cloud based algorithm and over our development cycle we have continuously refined our ability to interpret the data generated from the game.

We are proud to be collaborating with Australia’s premier hearing research lab, the National Acoustic Laboratories, and their colleagues at Australian Hearing. Dr Harvey Dillon our Chief Scientist, has been uncompromising in his rigorous assessment of our data collection and analysis. As our Chief Data Wrangler, Harvey has done an incredible job!”

Presenting the awards on the day were Australia’s Federal Assistant Minister for Innovation & Science, the Hon. Craig Laundy MP and New South Wales Minister for Innovation & Better Regulation, the Hon. Matt Kean MP, with industry leaders and influencers in attendance.

The Data Innovation Awards attracted organisations of varying backgrounds from across the world and 5 awards were conferred that demonstrated best practices in developing and implementing emerging technologies for their respective business outcomes.

You can check out the full results from the awards here.

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