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Hearing Screening

As a minimum, the school shall screen all children in kindergarten and grades one, two, three, five and seven. In complying with the requirements of WAC 246-760-020, the district shall:

  1. Re-screen students not responding to one or more frequencies in either ear in three to six weeks after the initial screening, and notify their teachers of the need for preferential positioning in class because of the possibility of decreased hearing.

  2. Notify parents of the need for audiological evaluation if the student fails the second screening.

  3. Notify parents of the need for medical evaluation if:

    1. Indicated by audiological evaluation; or

    2. Audiological evaluation is not available.


Legal Reference: WAC 246-760-020 How frequently must schools screen children?


Date:  04.10.95

Revised:  08.02.13