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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!)

Calling All Tennessee Artists with Disabilities!

The Tennessee Disability MegaConference is proud to announce our 2017 Art Contest!  We are seeking artwork that shows off our conference theme this year:  Community + Collaboration = Success!

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

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.


Calendar of Upcoming Events

ASL Coffee Chat in Murfreesboro

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

Read With Me/ Sign With Me
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

Families are invited to enjoy a family storytime in English and American Sign Language. Learn more

DeafConnect of the Mid-South Town Hall Meeting
Kirby Woods Baptist Deaf Church

Do you have any issues, concerns, or struggles? Do you have any questions for DeafConnect? What Learn more

KCTAD Halloween Party
Knoxville Center for the Deaf

Chili Cook-off - $5.00 per person for a bowl of Chili and a drink.

ASL Coffee Chat in Jackson
Starbucks Coffee

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

New Materials

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

  • The Parenting Journey: Raising Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
  • Deaf Education in the 21st Century: Topics and Trends
  • Signing Time! Everyday Signs Flashcards Set 3
  • Get Real!
  • Strong Deaf