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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!)

If you are a parent/caregiver of a child who is deaf/hard-of-hearing, please complete this quick survey about which information you feel is most important to receive at diagnosis.  Thanks!  


Get help! The National Domestic Violence Hotline VP: 1-855-812-1001

or nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org or deafhelp@thehotline.org

Vanderbilt University’s Department of Special Education has an exciting new research project focused on making worship more accessible to people with disabilities. They are looking for individuals with disabilities who are willing to share their experiences in their churches and their thoughts on how worship can be approached in more inclusive ways. Their study invitation is below.

Deaf Leadership International Alliance (DLIA) is making a video named Meet Deaf Adults to show at the 2020 FCEI congress.  The purpose of the video is to feature deaf adults from all over the world to increase awareness of deaf adults who work in a wide range of professions.  To help make this video a success we encourage all deaf adults to send a short video clip.  Please share the attached video call far and wide.

Low-Cost and Self-Fitting Hearing Aid Platform (#7876)

A low-cost, and self-fitting hearing aid that can survive harsh environmental condition

The Parent Advocacy app is for families of children who are deaf and hard of hearing.

An APP to Guide and Help Parents Follow Through the Entire EHDI Process

Coming soon to movie theaters, a Deaf Marvel character!

Lauren Ridloff Will Play Marvel's First Deaf Superhero in THE ETERNALS
by Stephanie Wild Jul. 21, 2019

Tony nominee Lauren Ridloff is set to be Marvel's first deaf superhero!

Achieving a Better Life Experience. Helping Tennesseans with disabilities maintain independence and quality of life. Administered by the TN Dept. of Treasury, ABLE TN is a savings program designed to help Tennesseans with disabilities set aside money to pay for future qualified expenses.

Meet with a lawyer for advice on: Conservatorship, Wills/Estates, Homeownership, Family Problems, Landlord Problems, Debt Problems, Employment Problems, Government Benefits, Contract Problems. The first Wednesday of every month: Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4.

If you know  a deaf inmate in Tennessee prison who is having communication problems, please contact DRT by phone at 1-800-342-1660 or by email at GetHelp@Disability RightsTN.org.


Calendar of Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Lunch Potluck

Bring a food item to share. Partnership will provide turkey and ham.

Tennessee School for the Deaf

PTCA's 60th Annual Pancake and Sausage Day. Enjoy breakfast and shopping to celebrate 60 years Learn more

Nashville Public Library- Main

Meet with a lawyer for advice on: Conservatorship, Wills/Estates, Homeownership, Family Problems Learn more


All Deaf and sign language students are welcome to eat great food and enjoy each other's company Learn more

DNO (Deaf Night Out) Nashville
JB Pour House

This is a social event for people to come together, get some food, a drink and have time to Learn more

New Materials

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

  • Deaf Education in the 21st Century: Topics and Trends
  • Native Fingerspelling
  • Outcasts and Angels : The New Anthology of Deaf Characters in Literature
  • Health Investigations with Dr. Know: Hearing
  • Switched at Birth: Volume One