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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!)

In celebration of Bridges' 90th birthday coming in 2017, we’re asking you to create a New Sign Name for “Bridges!”
For our 90th birthday, we’re ready to welcome a new sign name that better represents the Bridges community.

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

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.

Family Voices of Tennessee is searching for a part- time Newborn Hearing / PEARS Program Assistant. For more information, click on the attachment with this post.


Calendar of Upcoming Events

ASL Coffee Chat in Fairview
First District Coffee Co.

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

RENT - Open Captioned and Interpreted in ASL
Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center will offer American Sign Language and Open Captioning for Learn more

Parents and Profesionals Institute
Embassy Suites

Functional Assessment of Children with Deaf-Blindness or Other Severe Challenges Learn more

Tennessee Deaf-Blind Project Conference: Functional Assessment of Children with Deaf-Blindness or Other Severe Challenges
Embassy Suites

Featuring Dr. Jan van Dijk

Registration Fee: $50.00. Learn more

The Well (an event for women of Middle TN)
Church of the City (Franklin Campus)

A monthly citywide gathering for women across Nashville to encounter Jesus. Our desire is to Learn more

New Materials

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

  • An Introduction to American Deaf Culture
  • Starting Points: Preparing Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students for Literacy Success
  • She Doesn't Look Deaf
  • Personal or Professional: The Ethics Conundrum
  • What is It Like to be Deaf?