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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!)

Family-to Family Communities-Connecting Families of Individuals with Deaf-Blindness via Distance Technology
Registration is now open until August 10th, 2019
Register at: https://gsap.wufoo.com/forms/f2fc-registration-20192020/


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.

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

ASL Storytime
Join us for a very special
story time with our friends at Barnes & Noble!

• Come enjoy a Clifford book read in both American Sign Language and English
• Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog
• Learn more about local resources for families of children who have hearing concerns or are Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Hurricane Harbor Deaf Day 8/3/19 – DFW
New Life Deaf Fellowship Hosts
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Waterpark
1800 E Lamar Blvd
Arlington, Texas 76006
Advanced ticket only $28.99 plus tax each (Regularly $41.99)


Calendar of Upcoming Events

Sumner Teen Center

Borderless Arts Tennessee is pleased to Learn more

Sumner Teen Center

Borderless Arts Tennessee is pleased to Learn more

Tennessee Council for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind & Hard of Hearing Meeting

The Tennessee Council for the Deaf Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing (TCDDBHH) has the Learn more

DNO (Deaf Night Out) Nashville
JB Pour House

This is a social event for people to come together, get some food, a drink and have time to Learn more

Nashville Chapter of TAD PICNIC
Henry Horton State Park Shelter # 2

Who: Come one!   Come all!
Come spend the day with NCTAD picnic while 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
  • Signing Time My First Signs Volume 1
  • An Introduction to American Deaf Culture
  • Introduction to American Deaf Culture
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