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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!)

This service is FREE for ALL FAMILIES IN TENNESSEE with Children Under Age 3!

Have you ever wanted to ask a question about your child's hearing loss , but it occurs to you after your child's appointment?

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.

• Do you have a child with hearing concerns?
• Is your child between birth and 22?

Does this describe your family?

Please take about 3 minutes to respond to an ANONYMOUS Family Interest Survey.

Only your opinion is requested - nothing 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.


Calendar of Upcoming Events

Movies @ Main: "Lego Batman"
Nashville Public Library - Main Library

The movie will be open captioned.

DeafConnect Professional Development for Interpreters
DeafConnect of MidSouth

Every 4th Saturday, 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. starting January 2016, DeafConnect will host an event to Learn more

Happy Hands at Hamilton Place Mall (Chattanooga)
Hamilton Place Mall

This very casual group meets every Thursday at Hamilton Place Mall in the Food Court from 4:30 Learn more

Deaf Social Event for Memphis Area
McAlister's Deli

Socials usually start between 5 and 6 pm.

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.

  • Signing Time! Volume 2 Playtime Signs
  • The HeART of Deaf Culture
  • Tell 'em : the Memoir of a Girl Whose First Language was Not the
  • Powered On
  • Signing Time! Playtime Signs Flashcard Set 2