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.