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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!)

Summer camps for children who are deaf or hard of hearing in Tennessee!  The following is a listing of the camps we are aware of.  If you know of other camps, please contact the Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing and we will gladly add them to the listing! 

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.

Hawkins County has a position that needs to be filled -beginning next year (2018).  We have a 4-year old student in our pre-K program who is deaf and is learning sign language.  He currently has an interpreter, but she will be working with another student in our system full-time next year.  Because we are in a rural area and have difficulty finding interpreters, we are starting our search proce

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

"Love Never Dies" at TPAC
Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)

Interpreted in American Sign Language and Open Captioned

Seats Learn more

Deaf Social Event for Memphis Area
McAlister's Deli

Social usually starts between 5 and 6 pm.

Tennessee DeafBlind Expo
Nashville Public Library

This first-ever event to be held in Nashville promises to be appreciated by all attendees Learn more

Mountain Region Speech & Hearing Center Parent Support Group
Mountain Region Speech & Hearing Center

Our Parent Support Group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at Mountain Region Speech and 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

New Materials

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

  • Strong Deaf
  • Children with Hearing Loss: Developing Listening and Talking, Birth to Six
  • Get Real!
  • I Can Count to Ten in ASL, English, and Spanish