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Hearing and Vision Program

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 12 PM and 12:30 PM - 4 PM

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Huron County Hearing and Vision Program child receiving a hearing test

Program Overview

The goal of the Huron County Health Department Hearing Program is to identify hearing loss in children as early as possible to help reduce preventable hearing loss or ear disease, and initiate necessary steps to alleviate and reduce the trauma of hearing loss.

The goal of the Vision program is to identify children with vision problems and assure referral to eye care professionals. Early identification of an eye problem is important to your child's future.

Schedule Hearing Appointment: (989) 269-3322

Schedule Vision Appointment: (989) 269-3326 or (989) 269-3322

Huron County Hearing and Vision Program child receiving a vision exam

Hearing Screening

Children of school and preschool age are screened for hearing problems at regular intervals by a hearing technician. The screenings are conducted free of charge in all Huron County schools and by appointment at the health department.

School hearing screenings are provided annually to children in preschool, kindergarten, grades 2 and 4. Any other children age 3 or older, who are referred to the program by a parent, teacher, or school nurse because of a suspected hearing problem will also be screened.

Most of the hearing losses found in this program are in the mild to low-moderate range of severity. The physician will often find an external or middle ear problem to explain these losses and offer corrective treatment. Children with moderate losses, or worse, often have a permanent inner ear component even if external or middle ear pathology is identified.  These children may require extensive otological, audiological and educational evaluation.

The technicians who perform hearing screenings are trained and evaluated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to properly administer the tests.

Schedule Hearing Appointment: (989) 269-3322

Vision Screening

Children of school and preschool age are screened  for vision problems at regular intervals by a vision technician. The screenings are conducted free of charge in all Huron County schools and by appointment at the health department.

School vision screenings are provided annually to children in preschool, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9th and in conjunction with driver's education.

Any other children age 3 or older, who are referred to the program by a parent, teacher, or school nurse because of a suspected vision problem will also be screened.

Vision screenings include testing for muscle imbalance and visual acuity.

The technicians who perform vision screenings are trained and evaluated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to properly administer the tests.

Schedule Vision Appointment: (989) 269-3326 or (989) 269-3322

Eligibility and Cost

Screenings are provided at regular intervals in all Huron County schools, Preschools and Headstarts.
 

Screenings are available FREE of charge.

Huron County Hearing and Vision Program child getting an ear exam
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