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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!)

Here is a list of the VHS tapes we are now giving away FOR FREE!!!  If you need the items shipped to you, you will need to pay for shipping.   Shipping is determined based on weight of package and address so please include list of all tapes you want along with mailing address to laura.ellison@nashville.gov.  Payment instructions: cash, checks or money orders made out to "Friends of the Library- LSDHH" can be mailed to 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219.  

New items added are in blue text. 

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.  

The National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) will host their bi-annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky on August 3-9, 2015.

Are you interested in working with the DeafBlind community? Do you want to learn more about support service providers (SSP)? Are you a seasoned signer? Are you an interpreter? Do you have experience as an SSP? Are you Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Hearing? Would you like to volunteer as an SSP for DeafBlind Guests...on a cruise ship!?

Today the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division together with the U.S.

Now hiring positions at Amazon Warehouse! 


  • Full Time Schedules
  • Paid Training & Benefit Options
  • Great Management Team
  • Pay Starting at $10.50/hr


In an historic first, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) along with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA), the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) sat down with representatives from the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) to hammer out an agreement on movie captioning.

The Federal Communications Commission announces the establishment of a new federal advisory committee, the Disability Advisory Committee (DAC or Committee), which will provide advice and recommendations to the Commission on a wide array of disability matters. By this Public Notice, we seek nominations for membership on and a Chairperson to this Committee.


Calendar of Upcoming Events

Wrights Law Special Education and Advocacy Training (Memphis)
Holiday Inn University of Memphis Center Ballroom

What: One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on four areas Learn more

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

Suessical the Musical, Interpreted Play
The Colonnade Performing Arts Center

Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 706-935-9000.

Tickets are $13 for Learn more

Parent Educational Advocacy Workshop
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital

Tennessee Hands & Voices will be hosting the first in a series of Parent Learn more

New Materials

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

  • Signing Time! Everyday Signs Flashcards Set 3
  • Outcasts and Angels : The New Anthology of Deaf Characters in Literature
  • Little Quack
  • Lost in the System
  • Ototoxic Drugs Exposed: The Shocking Truth about Prescription Drugs and Other Chemicals That Can (and Do) Damage Our Ears