Hearing Screening Information Letter Dear Parent/Guardian: All preschoolers, kindergartners and students in grades 1, 3, 5, 8, & 11 are required by the Ohio Department of Health to have their hearing screened. The hearing screening will take place at your child’s school during the school year. Why is it important to have your child’s hearing screened?
· Hearing is important for speech, language development, reading and learning.
· A hearing screening can detect if your child needs further hearing testing.
· Even if your child has passed a hearing screening previously, hearing can change.
· Hearing problems can be related to medical problems.
· Hearing loss is invisible and child may appear to be not paying attention. If your child fails the hearing screening, a letter will be sent home requesting that he or she be seen by an audiologist or primary health care provider for further evaluation. If you have any questions, please contact Jean Kirchner, M.A., CCC/A, District Audiologist at 216.838.1861. Sincerely, Samantha S. Brown Samantha S. Brown, M.A., CCC-SLP Director - Speech, Language and Communication Services
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