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Hearing Laughter, Seeing Smiles.
Michigan's Hearing and Vision Screening Programs
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) facilitates the Hearing and Vision screenings provided by your Local Health Department. All of Michigan's children receive this FREE service in public, private, and charter schools as well as in preschool programs, Head Start programs, and large childcare centers.
The ability to hear and see--the ability to learn--is the key to a child's success.
- An undiagnosed hearing and vision problem may interfere with development.
- Early detection and treatment of hearing and vision problems can help children succeed in school.
Help Your Child Succeed
- Comprehensive screenings are conducted by State of Michigan trained hearing and vision technicians.
- Michigan's Public Health Code requires screening during pre-school (ages 3 to 5) and again prior to kindergarten entry.
- Once a child begins elementary school, free screenings continue on a regular basis and are conducted by your Local Health Department.
- 10% of children screened for vision and 5% of children screened for hearing are referred to specialists.