screening will be conducted in preschool, kindergarten and grades 1, 3, and 5.
B. A pure tone audiometer will be
used to screen hearing.
C. The pure
tone audiometer must meet or exceed specifications for type 4 audiometers as
defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) S3.6- 996 (revision
of S2.6-1989). Each audiometer shall be calibrated annually and tested prior to
use to determine if it is working properly.
D. Students will be screened in both ears at
25dB with a sweep check at 1000 Hz, 2000 Hz, and 4000 Hz. Screening at 500 Hz
is recommended, but not required.
E. Screening should be performed in a quiet
environment because ambient noise can affect test performance
F. If the child does
not pass the screening, earphones should be removed and instructions carefully
repeated to the child to ensure proper understanding and attention to the test
and then rescreened with earphones repositioned. It is recommended that a
hearing rescreen occur in 2 - 4 weeks for students who fail.
G. A student will be considered to fail and
will need to be referred for further evaluation by a health care provider when
the student is unable to hear any of the frequencies in either earat
H. Students who fail the
hearing screening will be referred to their parents and provided with a
referral form to bring to their health care provider.