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Hearing and Vision

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The Hearing and Vision program provides hearing and vision screenings for preschool and school age children. All Monroe County School Districts work in partnership with Monroe County Health Department to provide hearing and vision screening throughout a child’s school years. Children are screened in school according to the following schedule:

                        Hearing: Preschool and grades K, 2 and 4

                        Vision: Preschool and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9

In addition to school screenings, FREE hearing and vision screenings are available at the Monroe County Health Department. Call (734) 240-7800 for an appointment.

For any questions about hearing and vision screenings, please contact Bonnie Dean at (734) 240-7856.

Forms for Schools

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I just walk-in with my child or do I need an appointment?
A: Appointments are required for your child to be screened.

Q: How much will it cost to have my child screened?
A: There is no charge, it is a free service.

Q: Does my child have to have a hearing and vision test before going to kindergarten?
A: Yes, the State of Michigan requires all children entering kindergarten to have their hearing and vision screened before starting school.*
*Please note that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are permitted to enter kindergarten without having had a hearing and vision screening prior to starting the 2020-2021 school year

Q: My child has an earache, can you give him medicine?
A: No, we don’t have a doctor to give you a prescription.

Q: Who will be testing my child’s hearing and vision?
A: Technicians trained by the State of Michigan administer all screenings.

Additional Information:
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) - Hearing and Vision Screening Programs