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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!)

Tennessee School for the Deaf and West Tennessee School for the Deaf are seeking a new superintendent. For more information, click on the 2017 attachment with this post.

Calling All Tennessee Artists with Disabilities!

The Tennessee Disability MegaConference is proud to announce our 2017 Art Contest!  We are seeking artwork that shows off our conference theme this year:  Community + Collaboration = Success!

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

The Federal Communications Commission today approved a proposal to utilize real-time text to ensure that people with disabilities who rely on text to communicate have accessible and effective telephone access.

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.

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Tennessee Health Care Campaign Town Hall: Save My Care Rally and Press Conference
Centennial Park

Protecting Health and Long Term Services and Supports

SUMMARY 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

Tennessee Health Care Campaign Town Hall
Whittle Springs Middle School

Protecting Health and Long Term Services and Supports

SUMMARY Learn more

ASL Coffee Chat in Murfreesboro

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

Basic Rights: Training on IDEA Parent’s Introduction to Special Education Workshop
East TN Children’s Hospital Rehab Center

This workshop is designed for professionals and parents of children in special education or that Learn more

New Materials

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

  • Native Fingerspelling
  • Rachel and the TreeSchoolers: Incredible Insects
  • She Doesn't Look Deaf
  • Deaf-Blind Reality: Living the Life
  • Spirits Among the Ruins