Hearing Screening

School Code:  27-8.1 (1.10)
Administrative Code: View ILGA Administrative Code

Hearing Screening Personnel

Hearing screening can only be performed by personnel that are trained and certified by the Department of Public Health.

Hearing screening is required on the following students:
  • Preschool children three years of age or older in a public or private educational program or licensed childcare facility.
  • Kindergarten students
  • 1st Grade students
  • 2nd Grade students
  • 3rd Grade students
  • Special education students
  • Students who are referred by a teacher
  • Transfer students
Hearing screening is recommended on the following students:
  • 4th Grade students
  • 6th Grade Students
  • 8th Grade Students
  • 10th Grade Students
  • 12th Grade Students

A signed report form indicating that the child has had an ear examination by a physician and an evaluation by an audiologist within the past year is acceptable in lieu of the screening.

The parent may object to the screening for their child on religious grounds. A written and signed statement must be submitted to the local school authority. General philosophical or moral reluctance to the screening will not provide a sufficient basis to exemption from the screening.

In cases of known hearing loss, an audiological evaluation completed by an audiologist within the past 12 months may be accepted in place of threshold monitoring services.