Vision and Hearing

How can I tell if my child may have a hearing problem?

Does your child have a history of earaches or drainage from the ears?

Does your child want the television or radio louder?

Does your child often as you or others to repeat questions?


How can I tell if my child may have a vision problem?

Does your child squint or tilt their head to see?

When your child is ill or tired, do the eyes appear crossed or does one eye wander when looking at an object?

Does your child move hesitantly or walk close to the wall?


If you answered YES to any of these questions,

contact the Vision and Hearing Program to schedule an appointment. 217.245.5111 #47

State Requirements

Hearing screening must be provided annually for preschool children 3 years of age or older in any public or private educational program or licensed child care facility, and for all school age children grades kindergarten, first, second and third; are in special education class; have been referred by a teacher; or are transfer students.

Vision screening must be provided annually for preschool children 3 years of age or older in any public or private educational program or licensed child care facility, and for school age children in kindergarten, second and eighth grades; are in special education class; have been referred by a teacher; or are transfer students.

IDPH Vision and Hearing