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Children's Hearing and Vision Program

hearing_test.jpgThe Children's Hearing and Vision program sets the screening requirements and guidelines for school-based preschool and K-12 schools. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) sets the requirements for what grades are routinely screened each year; what equipment is acceptable to use; what specific hearing and vision tests are needed to perform the screenings; and the referral criteria. Schools providing medical services are required to screen school-aged students for hearing and vision.

Children who do not pass school hearing and vision screenings should be referred for follow up care. ODH stresses that hearing and vision screening, while a valuable public health procedure, is not a substitute for a professional examination.

The Children's Hearing and Vision program is a program of early detection, diagnosis and treatment of children with hearing and vision problems. In addition to providing school-screening standards, the program conducts a statewide survey of hearing and vision screening programs and provides training for people who do screenings.


Mailing Address:

Ohio Department of Health
Children's Hearing and Vision
246 N. High Street, 6th FL
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: (614) 728-6785
Fax: (614) 728-6793

E-mail: BCFHS@odh.ohio.gov

Last Reviewed 07/08/2013