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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 Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of President's Day.  We will reopen at 9:00 AM (CST) on Tuesday, February 19th. 

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.

The Listening and Learning Lab at Vanderbilt is conducting a research study to develop a questionnaire about fatigue in school-age children with hearing loss...

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.

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

TN Hands and Voices Open Conference Call
Conference Call

Please join us for our next conference call!  

The conference call is open to anyone Learn more

Silent Dinner at Our Place Cafe
Our Place Cafe

Sign Club Co. sponsored this social event.

Deaf Social Event for Memphis Area
Wolfchase Mall

Social usually starts at 5pm.

ASL Coffee Chat
House-Blend
Tax Days 2019
DeafConnect

DeafConnect of the Mid-South, Inc. offers free tax preparation services to the Deaf and Hard of Learn more

New Materials

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

  • Health Investigations with Dr. Know: Hearing
  • There's Something In My Attic
  • Sign With Me, Volume 3: Positive Parenting
  • Ferdinand
  • Madness in the Mainstream