Georgia Commission for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing (GCDHH)

The Georgia Commission for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing was created in 2007 and serves to: 

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  • Advocate on behalf of persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing by working to ensure those persons have equal access to the services, programs, and opportunities available to others;
  • Assist persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing and parents of persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing who are students in advocating for equal access to services, programs, and opportunities;
  • Advise the governor, general assembly, commissioner of Human Services, and commissioner of Community Health on the development of policies, programs, and services affecting persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing and on the use of appropriate federal and state moneys for such purposes;
  • Create a public awareness of the special needs and potential of persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing; 
  • Recommend to the governor, general assembly, commissioner of Human Services, and commissioner of Community Health legislation designed to improve the economic and social conditions of persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing in this state;
  • Propose solutions to problems of persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing in the areas of education, employment, human rights, human services, health, housing, and other related programs;
  • Work with other state and federal agencies and private organizations to promote economic development for persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing;
  • Coordinate its efforts with other state and local agencies serving persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing.

All meetings are currently scheduled from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. unless otherwise stated. Everyone is invited to attend. Individuals who would like to attend, please e-mail lepsi@dhs.ga.gov or call 404-657-5244 for virtual meeting information.

Commission Quarterly Meeting Dates:

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021
  • Thursday, July 29, 2021
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021

Open Positions

The following positions are vacant within the Georgia Commission for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Qualified and eligible individuals interested in applying for these positions may submit an application to the Commission. You can download an application by clicking the link below:

Download this pdf file. GaCDHH Commission Application

Download this pdf file. GaCDHH Commission Application - Español

The deadline to submit an application is Sept. 30, 2021.

  • Late Deafened (After 18 years)
  • Parent of a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child - Primary language is English
  • Otolaryngologist or Audiologist
  • Private Provider of Services for Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Two At-Large positions with no specific criteria requirements

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