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Hearing & Vision


Hearing

The goal of the Cass 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.

Children of school and preschool age are screened for hearing problems at regular intervals by the trained hearing technician. The screenings are conducted in the schools and by appointment at the Health Department as needed.

The CCHD technicians who perform hearing and vision screenings are Illinois State Certified Hearing & Vision Technicians. When a child does not pass a hearing screen, parents will be notified to take their child to a physician for follow-up.


Vision

The goal of the Cass County Health Department Vision Program is to identify children with vision problems and assure referral to eye care professionals. Children often enter school with vision problems, because they are unaware that they see differently. Early identification of an eye problem is important.

Children of school and preschool age are screened for vision problems at regular intervals by the trained vision technician. The screenings are conducted in the schools and by appointment at the Health Department as needed.

The CCHD technicians who perform hearing and vision screenings are Illinois State Certified Hearing & Vision Technicians.

At initial testing and/or re-testing, children who are unable to pass one or more exercises which screen for muscle imbalance, visual acuity and farsightedness are referred to an eye doctor of the family’s choice.

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