School Vision & Hearing Screening

School Vision & Hearing Screening

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Our ability to see and hear greatly impacts our ability to learn. Recognizing the importance of hearing and vision, the California Legislature enacted a law in 1947 requiring school districts to screen students’ vision and hearing so that they may best benefit from the education offered.

Often, traditional student hearing and vision screening doesn’t work based on the wide spread learning environment provided by home school programs. Similar challenges are seen in traditional schools where locating and paying for full time school nurses in underfunded areas makes testing virtually impossible. This is why Fast Response Onsite Testing (FROST), provides these important screening services to students in a mobile format. By providing these services in a mobile model, FROST can service a wide geographic area, and/or multiple schools using the best technology available in a very cost efficient manner.

FROST is a premier mobile service that has been providing mobile occupational services and OSHA compliance testing in California since 1997. Keeping with the modern theme of using technology to assist students, FROST has helped create a screening system using the least invasive, most advanced screening technology available. Once a student is screened, they will receive a copy of the tests to keep in their school records and/or share with their personal physician.

It is important to REMEMBER, that this service is only a basic screen for possible, common problems and is not a definitive test or diagnosis. If any abnormal findings are identified, you will need to followup with your family doctor for further guidance, testing or care.

Screening Tools

Pedia Vision SPOT Screener:

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The breakthrough vision screener Spot was recently introduced into the market and can assess the vision of anyone from 6 months through adult with accuracy, while delivering immediate comprehensive objective results.

Spot has an incredibly quick capture time of one second or less which makes screening equally efficient in a physician’s office or large-scale public screening. The WiFi enabled handheld device makes vision screening as easy as using a camera. Spot’s touchscreen interface clearly displays the results accurately and instantly.

>About PediaVision

PediaVision, inventor of the award-winning Spot vision screener, is dedicated to solving the critical health issue of undiagnosed vision problems and transforming the lives of thousands of children each day. Automated and objective vision screening empowers organizations in public health and private medicine to ensure children have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Supported by ophthalmologists, optometrists, scientists and leading technology innovators, the Spot vision screener is breakthrough technology and represents what vision screening should be.

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Audio/Hearing Screening

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FROST has selected the Microaud E3 test device for it’s speed, accuracy, durability and ease of use.

Micro Audiometrics Corporation is dedicated to hearing health care through the manufacture of microprocessor ear testing instrumentation. The Earscan hearing testing instrument line has been carefully engineered to provide proven testing features including tympanometry, reflex plots, manual, and automatic pure tone audiometry. Data management, convenience, accuracy, and ease of use are also given a high priority since these more practical considerations weigh heavily in the effectiveness of hearing health care.

Features found in Earscan have taken many years of evolution to perfect and may be further improved by user suggestions. Earscan is a compact computer ear testing instrument line which can be configured with a variety of options to fill the user’s needs at a minimum initial cost. Available in the Earscan line are: manual/automatic audiometry in a threshold or screening version, tympanometry, acoustic reflex, and output to printers or computers. Earscan can display results immediately on the LCD screen, send hard copy
reports to a separate printer, and transfer test results directly to a host computer for data base management.

Picture and data on our school hearing test machines http://www.microaud.com/pdf/brochures/Earscan3_ES3.pdf