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Sight & Hearing Association - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Sight & Hearing Association
1246 University Avenue W., Suite 226
Saint Paul, MN 55104-4125
(651) 645-2546 (Local)
(651) 645-2742 (Fax)
(800) 992-0424 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

Sight & Hearing Association focuses on preventing rather than adapting to vision loss.

Hours of operation: Typical hours of operation is on a school calendar, September through June, on-site at childcare and community centers. Vision screenings can be scheduled throughout the year.
Clients served on average per year: 12,000
Number of staff: 14
Staff description: Health staff provide vision and hearing screening services at childcare and community centers for children and adults.
Geographic area served: Minnesota
Publications: Bi-annual Sights & Sounds newsletter and monthly Health Issues are available on SHA's website -


Kathryn Webb, Executive Director, (651) 645-2546 11,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information to residents of Minnesota. Distributes literature on preventing blindness and hearing loss.

Services for Children

  • Preschool Programs
    • Offers on-site vision (and hearing) screening in group settings, such as child care centers, schools, community events, etc. Services only provided in the greater Twin Cities area of Minnesota.
  • Support for Parents
    • Offers support to parents of children who are screened in the greater Twin Cities area of Minnesota.
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