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Serving the Residents of Tennessee

Welcome to the public resource about hearing loss and deafness that is available to ALL Tennesseans regardless of your ability to hear! Check out our statewide event calendar; lending library of books, videos and equipment; Tennessee Directory of Services for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and more!

Calendar of Events

Look for or post events in the deaf and hard of hearing community across the entire state of Tennessee!  The calendar is also searchable by area of the state or type of event.

Interpreted Marionette Shows

Great for children and adults alike! A variety of marionette and puppet shows performed at the Nashville Public Library are interpreted into ASL.  (A sound track accompanies the videos.)
(Special thanks to Wishing Chair Productions and the Nashville Public Library Foundation!)

The State Interpreter Licensure work-group would like to invite you to view and provide feedback on the DRAFT Bill that has been prepared.  You can find all the links and information on the TRID website here: State Licensure.

Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation has 2 positions open for Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf, until November 7, 2017 - in Chattanooga and Cookeville.  For more information:

Chattanooga - click here

Cookeville - click here

Hawkins County has a position that needs to be filled -beginning next year (2018).  We have a 4-year old student in our pre-K program who is deaf and is learning sign language.  He currently has an interpreter, but she will be working with another student in our system full-time next year.  Because we are in a rural area and have difficulty finding interpreters, we are starting our search proce

The Telecommunications Devices Access Program sponsored by the Tennessee Regulatory Authority is now offering wireless devices to our consumers, through Teltex, Inc. They offer iPads and iPhones with specifically designed apps for people who are experiencing: hearing loss (hard of hearing or deaf), blindness or low vision, a speech disability, loss of mobility, or a cognitive disability.

Congress (the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives)  has passed the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017. The bill will make certain types of hearing aids available over-the-counter to adults with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Beginning July 15, 2017, Dr. Nancylynn Ward will be the new Superintendent of the Tennessee School for the Deaf -  in Knoxville and the West Tennessee School for the Deaf in Jackson. Dr. Ward currently serves as the Assistant Director of Products, Training and Dissemination  at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Happy Hands at the Mall (Chattanooga)
Hamilton Place Mall in the Food Court

This very casual group meets every Thursday at Hamilton Place Mall in the Food Court from 4:30 Learn more

ASL Family Night in Murfreesboro
Concord Baptist Association

Excited to announce! Come join us on Friday at 6 p.m. for ASL Family Night at Concord Baptist Learn more

Hendersonville Christmas Tree Lighting
Memorial Park

Sign Club Co. is performing!

Monthly TRID Board Meeting

Location:   Your Computer

*Please email Learn more

Happy Hands at the Mall (Chattanooga)
Hamilton Place Mall in the Food Court

This very casual group meets every Thursday at Hamilton Place Mall in the Food Court from 4:30 Learn more

New Materials

See a listing of the new materials added to the LSDHH collection at the Nashville Public Library.

  • Signing Time! Volume 2 Playtime Signs
  • Say It By Signing
  • Deaf Education in the 21st Century: Topics and Trends
  • Deaf Mental Health Care
  • Baby, Toddler, and Preschool Sign Language