Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission - IDHHC

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Online Resource

Reviewed Date

Mar 13, 2023


IDHHC is an executive state agency that promotes education and awareness of the legal requirements for effective communication on behalf of people with hearing loss in Illinois. IDHHC is governed by eleven (11) Commissioners who are appointed by the Governor's office. At least six (6) of the Commissioners must be deaf, hard of hearing, or DeafBlind. The Commissioners meet on a quarterly basis at the IDHHC office in Springfield, Illinois.

IDHHC's core functions are to:

  1. Promote independence for individuals with a hearing loss;
  2. Increase quality and number of sign language interpreters and CART providers;
  3. Provide educational awareness regarding hearing loss; and
  4. Provide statewide resources.

Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission
528 South Fifth Street, Suite 209
Springfield, Illinois 62701

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Voice: 217-557-4495​
Video Phone: 217-303-8010
TTY: 888-261-2698


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