Hearing / Vision Screening
Michelle and Norma
(989) 895-2045 Voice
(989) 895-4014 Fax
Updated Hearing and Vision Screening Schedule - 2016/2017 School YearThe Public Health Code and State Law in Michigan requires children to have their vision and hearing tested for the first time before entering kindergarten. Children can have their hearing checked by certified technicians before they enter school through the Bay County Health Department. Our technicians go directly to the school from grades K, 2, and 4. Children who do not pass the hearing tests are referred to a diagnostic hearing clinic held at the Health Department. Vision screening is provided to children between the ages of 3 and 5 and to those in grades 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. If a child does not pass the vision test, the child is referred to a physician for more extensive testing.
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.