Hearing screening is provided each year for students
in grades K, 1, and 6 at levels of 20 decibelsHL for frequencies 1000 Hz,
2000 Hz and 4000 Hz. Vision
screening is also conducted on the same day as hearing screening.
The screening procedures include:
Tone Audiometer A
test of hearing sensitivity wherein the student responds to tonal sounds
presented through earphones.
visual acuity is expressed as 20/20.
Vision screening is provided each year for students
in grades K, 1, 3, and 6 to identify students who may have vision problems. Hearing
screening is also conducted on the same day as vision screening.
The screening tests include:
able to read a 20/30 acuity line on a distance chart with either eye.
BE ABLE to read a 20/30 acuity line on a distance chart with +2.25 lenses
The parents of any
children failing the screening, or requiring re-screening to pass are notified
Vision and hearing screening at school are not
examinations and should not be
substituted for routine medical care.