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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!)

The Tennessee Deaf-Blind Project is happy to partner with other southeastern deaf-blind projects to offer an opportunity for teachers, paraprofessionals and family members to learn about deaf-blindness!

DeafConnect of the Mid-South seeks a native American Sign Language user to fill the position of Receptionist/Community Service Assistant. DeafConnect is charged by the Tennessee Council of Deaf, Deaf/Blind, and Hard-of-Hearing to serve individuals in these communities in their communication needs and assist in their access to community services.

The case management specialist provides education, advocacy and accessible support and referral services to help Deaf and hard of hearing individuals access community services with increasing independence.  This full-time (40 hours per week) position is responsible for creating and maintaining relationships with clients and other agencies towards empowering clients with tools for self-advocacy

DeafConnect of the Mid-South, Inc. - Memphis, TN

Position: Full time staff ASL interpreter at DeafConnect of the Mid-South, Inc. serving the Deaf/HOH community in West Tennessee and Memphis Metropolitan areas.

Deaf Family Literacy Midsouth is seeking families with deaf or hard of hearing children to participate in its FREE program for the upcoming school year!

Our Mission:
The mission of Deaf Family Literacy Mid-south is to see deaf and hard of hearing children enjoy success in life through empowering families with resources, services and support.

We have several different types of Assistive Listening Devices for people to check out!  


Are you Deaf? Hard of Hearing? Deaf-Blind? Disability Rights Tennessee wants to know your experience with voting. We want to make sure Tennesseans who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind have equal access to voting and information about the voting processes.  


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

Deaf Day at Creation Museum
Creation Museum

The Creation Museum’s annual Deaf Day began in 2010. This yearly event features ASL interpreters Learn more

HLAA Nashville Chapter Annual Picnic
Long Hunter State Park

Time for another Fall picnic and group picture!  Come on out for some good food, fun, fellowship Learn more

Read to Succeed Workshop
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

Workshop Description
Children with hearing loss are likely to struggle Learn more

Bridges Monday Night Fitness Class

Come join us on Monday evening at 6:00 for high energy fitness classes. We feature cardio kick Learn more

New Materials

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

  • When "Duck" Is Not Enough
  • Lost in the System
  • Spirits Among the Ruins
  • Outcasts and Angels : The New Anthology of Deaf Characters in Literature
  • Powered On