Hearing & Vision Screenings in Schools
The Hearing and Vision program provides free screening to all Washtenaw County children under age of 21 and to special education students up to age 26. Health department technicians conduct free hearing and vision screening in all area schools and preschools (public, private and charter). They also screen students based on referrals from teachers, parents, nurses or physicians.
Vision screening includes testing for visual acuity, farsightedness, ability to use two eyes together and symptoms of eye problems. Hearing screenings are done with an audiometer and other equipment based on the child's needs. A free otology clinic is available for children identified during screening as having a hearing difficulty.
Hearing & Vision Screening
- Students in kindergarten
- Students in first grade
- Students new to Michigan
- Special education students
Vision Screening Only
- Students in grades 3, 5, 7 and 9
Hearing Screening Only
- Students in grades 2 and 4