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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, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day .  We will reopen on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM (CST).

 

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 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.

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

EARS Consortium Meeting
Bridges for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Deaf Social Event for Memphis Area
Starbucks

Social usually starts at 5pm.

Bill Rice Ranch
DeafConnect

Come learn about the Bill Rice Ranch! The Bill Rice Ranch is a revival ministry centered on the Learn more

Family & Deaf Child Story Time
Clarksville Montgomery County Library

Cost:

Free to all families and their children

Who: Learn more

"Ghost"
Nashville Children's Theatre

 

Accessibility:

This performance will include an Learn more

New Materials

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

  • Sign With Me, Volume 3: Positive Parenting
  • Rachel and the TreeSchoolers: Plants and Flowers
  • Deaf Education in the 21st Century: Topics and Trends
  • Blue Burt and Wiggles
  • Learning Sign Language Rules!