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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

Deaf Men's Prayer Breakfast
Edgehill Cafe

This breakfast is intended for the godly deaf men & boys to gather, eat breakfast, chat/ Learn more

Bringing the Stage to Life-- Nashville Conference
Lipscomb University

3.5 PS CEUs

Welcome to the Bringing the Stage to Life - NASHVILLE Conference! This event Learn more

Signing Story Time
The Commons, Main Library

First and third Monday and the following Thursday of every month (excluding holidays),  come Learn more

Mountain Region Speech & Hearing Center Parent Support Group
Mountain Region Speech & Hearing Center

Our Parent Support Group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at Mountain Region Speech and 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

New Materials

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

  • Sign With Me, Volume 1: Building Conversations
  • On the Beat of Truth: A Hearing Daughter's Stories of Her Black Deaf Parents
  • Topography
  • Working Text: Teaching Deaf and Second-Language Students to Be Better Writers
  • A Creature Was Stirring: One Boy's Night Before Christmas