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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!)

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.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today (12/14/15) it is launching a new service that will enable individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing whose primary language is American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate directly with agency staff about issues of discrimination they may be facing.

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

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

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

Salon@615 - Noah Galloway
Nashville Public Library - Main Library

Author, Noah Galloway will speak about his new book, Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable 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

Deaf Coffee Talk: Board Game Night
Vienna Coffee Company

Do you love TELESTRATIONS? How about APPLES to APPLES? Do you have a favorite game you can bring Learn more

New Materials

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

  • Switched at Birth: Volume One
  • Sign With Me, Volume 1: Building Conversations
  • My Dog Kiefer
  • Language Attitudes in the American Deaf Community
  • Deaf Mosaic #402: Deaf President Now