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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 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.

Family Voices of Tennessee is searching for a part- time Newborn Hearing / PEARS Program Assistant. 

Job Description

Family Voices of Tennessee
Newborn Hearing / PEARS Program Assistant

PART-TIME 10 hrs/week

To: All Tennesseans who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Deaf-Blind, Family Members, Service Providers, and Allies
From: TBHA
We need to hear your experiences. Your feedback is very important
Please take a minute to fill out the survey about Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in Tennessee. It is provided in Sign Language.

The Deaf Church is seeking a Part-Time Administrative Assistant shall be responsible to the church, under the direction of the Deaf Church Ministers, for providing administrative support to the following areas of the Deaf Church:
 BBDC Ministers
 Camp Summer Sign
 Leadership Team
 DeafGO Ministries: Bible, Theology, Resources, Church Planting, and Missions

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Baby ACE & Me: Fall Session
Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

This early intervention program is designed to provide language from day one, making 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

ASL Coffee Chat in Murfreesboro
Chick-fil-A

ASL Coffee Chat is a chance for anyone who enjoys American Sign Language to get together, chat, Learn more

Signing Story Time
Nashville Public Library

1st and 3rd Mondays and the following Thursdays, in Aug Come learn how to use sign language to Learn more

Mountain Region Speech & Hearing Center Parent Support Group
Mountain Region Speech & Hearing Center

Our Parent Support Group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at Mountain Region Speech and Learn more

New Materials

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

  • Starting Points: Preparing Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students for Literacy Success
  • For Hearing People Only: Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions about the Deaf Community, Its Culture, and the "Deaf Reality": Student's Workbook
  • Switched at Birth: Volume One
  • Classifiers
  • Spirits Among the Ruins