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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!)

In celebration of Bridges' 90th birthday coming in 2017, we’re asking you to create a New Sign Name for “Bridges!”
For our 90th birthday, we’re ready to welcome a new sign name that better represents the Bridges community.

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.

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Deaf Awareness Month at the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry

Special interpreted tour and Little Big Town performance at the Grand Ole Opry! Space is limited Learn more

Wednesday Morning @ Bridges Fitness
Bridges, Fitness Center

Come join us on Wednesday mornings for a low impact fitness workout. Our classes feature Yoga, Learn more

Idea Exchange at Bridges
Bridges

Mark your calendars for our first #IdeaExchange, Bridges' new monthly event where we set aside 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

New Materials

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

  • Baby, Toddler, and Preschool Sign Language
  • She Doesn't Look Deaf
  • Hearing Loss in Musicians: Prevention and Management
  • Spirits Among the Ruins
  • What Did You Say?: An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss