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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!)

Bridges (formerly the League for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing) in Nashville, TN seeks a progressive, mission-focused President & CEO. Bridges’s mission is to unite the Deaf, the hard of hearing, and the hearing communities through education, services, and support, empowering individuals to achieve their full potential.


A safe week of hilarious fun, intense education, live practice, industry speakers and extensive live feedback.




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.

Tennessee Guide By Your Side Program - Part-Time Fee-for-Service Position

Do you have Nashville Electric Service? Now you can report a power outage without a hassle!

NES Text is a new program that allows you to quickly report power outages via text from your mobile device. It's as easy as, well, you know.

How do I sign up?

Log into My Account as nespower.com or text "REG" to 637797 (NESPWR).

Having trouble with your PC? 

Microsoft now offers tech support in ASL!

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.

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


This position serves as a part of the team that is actively involved in the development, implementation and promotion of the LSDHH and Equal Access programs at the Nashville Public Library.

Library Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will be closing at 11:00am on April 20th due to continued plumbing issues. 


Calendar of Upcoming Events

Bridges Monday Night Fitness Class

Come join us on Monday evening at 6:00 for high energy fitness classes. We feature cardio kick 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

Deaf Grassroots Movement (DGM) Rally
Legislative Plaza
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.

  • For Hearing People Only: Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions about the Deaf Community, Its Culture, and the "Deaf Reality": Student's Workbook
  • The HeART of Deaf Culture
  • She Doesn't Look Deaf
  • When "Duck" Is Not Enough
  • An Introduction to American Deaf Culture