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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!)

Mockingbird Community and Retirement Center is asking for your help to achieve the reality of building a community and retirement center for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened and Hearing interested in this community.  You can help us by printing out the Special Announcement form attached.  Fill out the form and mail it to the address provided.  All information will be kept co

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.

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

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.

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



Calendar of Upcoming Events

Bringing the Stage to Life: NASHVILLE - Rachel Solomon & Nouveau Expo
Tennessee Brew Works

Gate Communications is hosting Bringing the Stage to Life: NASHVILLE this week. This is a week- 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

Bringing the Stage to Life: NASHVILLE - Shania Twain
Bridgestone Arena

Gate Communications is hosting Bringing the Stage to Life: NASHVILLE this week. This is a week- Learn more

Bringing the Stage to Life: NASHVILLE - Yacht Rock Revue
City Winery

Gate Communications is hosting Bringing the Stage to Life: NASHVILLE this week. This is a week- Learn more

Girl Scouts Meeting (Conducted in ASL)
First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better Learn more

New Materials

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

  • Learn About Hearing Loss
  • Spirits Among the Ruins
  • Signing Time! Family, Feelings, and Fun Flashcard Set 4
  • On the Beat of Truth: A Hearing Daughter's Stories of Her Black Deaf Parents