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Hearing & Vision

The ability to hear and see is a main key to a child’s success. An undiagnosed hearing or vision problem may interfere with a child’s development. Early detection and treatment of hearing and vision problems can help children succeed in school.

Comprehensive screening is conducted by trained hearing and vision technicians. Michigan's Public Health Code requires screening during pre-school (ages 3 to 5). Michigan law requires hearing and vision screening prior to kindergarten entry. Once a child is in school, free screenings continue on a regular basis and are conducted by a trained technician. Statistics show that 10% of children screened for vision and 5% screened for hearing are referred to specialists for follow-up.

FAQ

Q: What if affordability is a concern for follow up?

A: Please contact hearing and vision technicians as there are resources
available for assistance.

Q: What happens if I lost the follow up paper to take to the provider?

A: Please contact hearing and vision technicians as we can mail you another
form.

Q: What happens if I followed up with the provider but didn't take the form
for physician to complete?

A: Please contact hearing and vision technicians to relay this information
and they will document follow up results.

Q: What if my child was seen recently by the physician? Do I need to make
another appointment?

A: Please contact hearing and vision technicians so the outcome can be
documented.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jessica at 989.673.1740 or Julie at 989.673.1717.