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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!)

Deaf Leadership International Alliance (DLIA) is making a video named Meet Deaf Adults to show at the 2020 FCEI congress.  The purpose of the video is to feature deaf adults from all over the world to increase awareness of deaf adults who work in a wide range of professions.  To help make this video a success we encourage all deaf adults to send a short video clip.  Please share the attached video call far and wide.

Low-Cost and Self-Fitting Hearing Aid Platform (#7876)

A low-cost, and self-fitting hearing aid that can survive harsh environmental condition

The Parent Advocacy app is for families of children who are deaf and hard of hearing.

An APP to Guide and Help Parents Follow Through the Entire EHDI Process

Coming soon to movie theaters, a Deaf Marvel character!

Lauren Ridloff Will Play Marvel's First Deaf Superhero in THE ETERNALS
by Stephanie Wild Jul. 21, 2019

Tony nominee Lauren Ridloff is set to be Marvel's first deaf superhero!

Lifetone Technology Recalls Bedside Fire Alarm and Clocks Due to Failure to Fully Alert Consumers to a Fire

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued this recall.

Name of product:
Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock
The bedside fire alarm and clock can fail to operate and fully alert consumers to a fire.

Achieving a Better Life Experience. Helping Tennesseans with disabilities maintain independence and quality of life. Administered by the TN Dept. of Treasury, ABLE TN is a savings program designed to help Tennesseans with disabilities set aside money to pay for future qualified expenses.

Meet with a lawyer for advice on: Conservatorship, Wills/Estates, Homeownership, Family Problems, Landlord Problems, Debt Problems, Employment Problems, Government Benefits, Contract Problems. The first Wednesday of every month: Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4.

Get help! The National Domestic Violence Hotline VP: 1-855-812-1001

or nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org or deafhelp@thehotline.org

November 9, 2019 is National Microtia Awareness Day! Microtia is missing or underdeveloped ears that result in hearing loss. 

For more information:  Ear Community 


Calendar of Upcoming Events

Junior League of Johnson City Touch-a-Truck
East TN State University campus


0-5 Parent Outreach, PEARS of Family Voices, and Tennessee Hands & Learn more

Play Date – “Fall” Into Science
Adventure Science Museum

Play Date for DHH DB Children Birth to Five and Their Learn more

Deaf Chat Chattanooga

This group is open to people in the Chattanooga area who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or Learn more

Once on this Island
Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)


Seats in the orchestra section for all the productions listed below are on hold for Learn more

Family & Deaf / Hard of Hearing Child Story Time
Hendersonville Public Library

Looking forward to seeing you there!

For families and Learn more

New Materials

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

  • Shouting Won't Help: Why I and 50 Million Other Americans Can't Hear You
  • Children with Hearing Loss: Developing Listening and Talking, Birth to Six
  • The Parenting Journey: Raising Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
  • Say It By Signing
  • Ann Silver : One Way, Deaf Way