Screenings

The 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.

Vision and Hearing Screening Requirements

Vision Screenings

  • Kindergarten
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 11

Hearing Screenings

  • Kindergarten
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 11