Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central)

LSDHH will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

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!)


Meet the Deaf Developer Behind Google's Live Transcribe App
Seeing Is Believing When It Comes To Speech-To-Text Transcription

The National Association of Interpreters in Education has released Professional Guidelines for Interpreting in Educational Settings, First Edition.  Please see attachment.

A 25-year-old Kenyan innovator has earned global recognition with his invention of a smart hand gloves which are capable of converting sign language movements into audio speech. Roy Allela, a technology evangelist, says the need to communicate with his 6-year-old niece, who was born deaf, inspired him to build the technology.

NEW!  We have added a NEW SECTION to the Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing website for Employment Opportunities available to people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, or in related professions (e.g. interpreters, teachers, SSPs, etc.) Please click on the link to learn more!

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.


Calendar of Upcoming Events


Last Silent Dinner of the year! Come join us: students, Deaf, friends and families!!

Knoxville - Family Learning Weekend
Tennessee School for the Deaf

SPEAKER: Mike Helms, Vice President, Adult Education and Outreach for Bridges Learn more

Deaf Social Event for Memphis Area
Backyard Burger

Social usually starts at 5pm.

ASL Interpreted Exhibition Tour at the Frist Art Museum
Frist Art Museum

Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour with ASL Interpretation
1:30 p.m. Learn more

ASL Interpreted Architecture Tour at the Frist Art Museum
Frist Art Museum

Architecture Tour with ASL Interpretation
4:30 p.m.
Meet in the Learn more

New Materials

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

  • The HeART of Deaf Culture
  • Baby, Toddler, and Preschool Sign Language
  • Deaf Mental Health Care
  • Classifiers
  • A 21st Century Deaf Ministry From a Biblical Perspective