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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 Brave Princess and Me
by Kathy Kacer
Kacer tells about the deaf princess who saved a Jewish family during the Holocaust, based on a true story about the lineage of the British family.

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education training grant (# H325K190046) entitled “Project Deaf Education: Meeting Student Needs through Education, Speech, and Audiology” which addresses the high intensity needs of children and youth with hearing loss. All students must have teacher certification to be eligible for this program of study.

If you are a parent/caregiver of a child who is deaf/hard-of-hearing, please complete this quick survey about which information you feel is most important to receive at diagnosis.  Thanks!  


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

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

Vanderbilt University’s Department of Special Education has an exciting new research project focused on making worship more accessible to people with disabilities. They are looking for individuals with disabilities who are willing to share their experiences in their churches and their thoughts on how worship can be approached in more inclusive ways. Their study invitation is below.

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.

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

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.

If you know  a deaf inmate in Tennessee prison who is having communication problems, please contact DRT by phone at 1-800-342-1660 or by email at GetHelp@Disability RightsTN.org.

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

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


Calendar of Upcoming Events

"Four Days with Kenny Tedford" Book Signing
Barnes & Noble - Cool Springs

Kenny Tedford is one of two deaf people in the world with a Masters in Storytelling, which he Learn more

Interpreted Story Time at Washington County Jonesborough Library
Washington County Library Jonesborough

Interpreted Story Time

Children's Storytime is an opportunity Learn more

Family & Child Story Time
Symrna Public Library

FREE!!   Join the fun at Smyrna Public Library for story time!   FREE!!

Learn more
Interpreted Storytime at the Morristown-Hamblen Library
Morristown-Hamblen Library

The Children's Library offers programming for young children on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m Learn more


Please bring All W2s, 1099s, Photo ID, SS cards, Direct Deposit Info. * appointment required* Learn more

New Materials

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

  • What Did You Say?: An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss
  • Deaf Mosaic #402: Deaf President Now
  • Baby, Toddler, and Preschool Sign Language
  • Powered On
  • What is It Like to be Deaf?