Who does the screening?,
Technicians, who have all completed a Michigan Department of
Community Health Hearing Screening Technician Training Course, administer screenings and attend a MDCH Skills Workshop
What is the hearing state mandate?,
The Public Health Code 368 of 1978 mandates local health departments
to provide free periodic hearing screening to preschool and
school-age children within their jurisdiction.
What grades are screened in school settings and participating nursery schools?,
Hearing screens four year old preschoolers, kindergarten, second and
fourth graders. Ungraded educational programs are screened for hearing every other year.
How are hearing screenings performed?,
A calibrated pure tone audiometer is used. Tones are presented
Will I be notified of my child's hearing screening results done in the schools?,
You will be notified only if your
child does not pass the screening.
Does my child need hearing screening for Kindergarten entry?,
Hearing screening is provided in the schools for kindergarten
My doctor has recommended a hearing screening for my 2-year-old. Who do I call for that?,
Call 248-424-7070 for a referral
to a resource.
How can I tell if my child may have a hearing problem?,
Some indications that your child may be experiencing hearing problems
- Radio or TV needs to be
- History of earaches or
drainage from the ears.
- Child often asks others
to repeat questions and conversation.
How can I tell if my infant/toddler may have a hearing problem?,
Some indications that your infant/toddler may be experiencing hearing
- Infant does not startle
at loud noise.
- At 5 months of age, child
does not turn to look for source of sound.
- 2 year-old does not
- 2 year-old does not put
two words together