Hearing & Vision Screening
| Heather || (989) 895-4009 x6151 |
| Fern || (989) 895-4021 |
| Fax || (989) 895-4014 |
The Public Health Code and State Law in Michigan requires pre-school children to have their vision and hearing tested at least once during the ages 3-5 and again prior to entering Kindergarten for the first time. Parents shall present a certificate of hearing and vision screening before the first day of kindergarten. Our certified technicians go directly to the schools and perform hearing screenings on grades K, 2 and 4 and vision screenings on grades 1,3,5,7, and 9. Children who do not pass a screening will have a letter mailed home to parents recommending an appointment with a medical professional for further testing. These services are provided free of charge.
The main purpose of screening children of this age is to detect any vision and hearing defects and/or loss as early as possible. Difficulties can often be remedied if they are discovered at a time when they are easiest to treat. Undiagnosed hearing problems may impact your child’s ability to pay attention or follow directions. An undiagnosed vision problem may affect your child’s ability to read and learn.