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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!)

Middle TN:

Beginning July 15, 2017, Dr. Nancylynn Ward will be the new Superintendent of the Tennessee School for the Deaf -  in Knoxville and the West Tennessee School for the Deaf in Jackson. Dr. Ward currently serves as the Assistant Director of Products, Training and Dissemination  at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

Family Voices of Tennessee is searching for a part- time Newborn Hearing / PEARS Program Assistant. 

Job Description

Family Voices of Tennessee
Newborn Hearing / PEARS Program Assistant

PART-TIME 10 hrs/week

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.

The Deaf Church is seeking a Part-Time Administrative Assistant shall be responsible to the church, under the direction of the Deaf Church Ministers, for providing administrative support to the following areas of the Deaf Church:
 BBDC Ministers
 Camp Summer Sign
 Leadership Team
 DeafGO Ministries: Bible, Theology, Resources, Church Planting, and Missions

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Happy Hands at the Mall (Chattanooga)
Hamilton Place Mall in the Food Court

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

ASL Coffee Chat in Murfreesboro

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

ASL Interpreted Exhibition Tour at the Frist Center
Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour with ASL Interpretation
1:30 p.m. Learn more

ASL Interpreted Architecture Tour at the Frist Center
Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Architecture Tour with ASL Interpretation
4:30 p.m.
Meet in the Learn more

"Something Rotten!"
Tennessee Performing Arts Center

This performance will be interpreted in American Sign Language and Open Learn more

New Materials

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

  • Classifiers
  • Learn About Hearing Loss
  • Ototoxic Drugs Exposed: The Shocking Truth about Prescription Drugs and Other Chemicals That Can (and Do) Damage Our Ears
  • Amy Signs: A Mother, Her Deaf Daughter, and Their Stories
  • Language Attitudes in the American Deaf Community