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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.

Family Voices of Tennessee is searching for a part- time Newborn Hearing / PEARS Program Assistant. For more information, click on the attachment with this post.


Calendar of Upcoming Events

Parents and Profesionals Institute
Embassy Suites

Functional Assessment of Children with Deaf-Blindness or Other Severe Challenges Learn more

Tennessee Deaf-Blind Project Conference: Functional Assessment of Children with Deaf-Blindness or Other Severe Challenges
Embassy Suites

Featuring Dr. Jan van Dijk

Registration Fee: $50.00. Learn more

The Well (an event for women of Middle TN)
Church of the City (Franklin Campus)

A monthly citywide gathering for women across Nashville to encounter Jesus. Our desire is to 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

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

New Materials

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

  • I Can Count to Ten in ASL, English, and Spanish
  • Sign With Me, Volume 1: Building Conversations
  • Shouting Won't Help: Why I and 50 Million Other Americans Can't Hear You
  • Signing Time My First Signs Volume 1
  • Learning to Sign: It's a Party!