Education Service District to Provide Free Hearing Screenings

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The Intermountain Education Service District (IMESD) will provide free hearing screenings to public elementary school students at area schools this fall.

Hearing screenings are conducted annually by the IMESD’s Audiology Department for public school students in Umatilla, Morrow and Union counties. The program is cooperatively sponsored by 18 regional school districts.

Students to be screened include kindergarten, first and third grade students, new students to a county and parent/teacher/principal referrals of students in other grades. Children who fail the initial screening will be re-screened within a three-week period.

Screenings began on Sept. 3 and continue through the middle of November.

Parents who do not want their child’s hearing to be screened should notify their child’s school as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding the hearing screening program, contact your local school principal.