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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!)

Summer camps for children who are deaf or hard of hearing in Tennessee!  The following is a listing of the camps we are aware of.  If you know of other camps, please contact the Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing and we will gladly add them to the listing! 

The Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness has created a Position Paper regarding the need for to support the requirement for qualified/credentialed Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TODHH) in all aspects of educational programming and planning for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

For Teachers of K-12 Deaf Students:

The Clerc Center is thrilled to announce that the K-12 ASL Content Standards are ready. On the website, you will see Anchor Standards, grade-level standards, the glossary, and more.

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.

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Deaf Social Event for Memphis Area
Gibson Donuts

Social usually start between 5 and 6 pm.

Movies @ Main: "Loving"
Nashville Public Library - Main Library

The movie will be open captioned.

Storytelling Live! Peter Cook
International Storytelling Center

Tellers-in-Residence Series - Matinee Performances:

Performances will be held Learn more

"DEADPOOL 2" - CAPTIONED MOVIE
AMC Spring Hill

OPEN CAPTIONED MOVIE 

 

 

Karen Kingsbury Event
Brentwood Baptist Church

The  BBC will host an event, "A Night of Encouragement with Karen Kingbury and Francesca Learn more

New Materials

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

  • Gladys Goes Out to Lunch
  • An Introduction to American Deaf Culture
  • Kiefer and Friends
  • Sign With Me, Volume 1: Building Conversations
  • When "Duck" Is Not Enough