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AskSandy – The National Hearing Loss Resource Info Signup

A national resource to unite each state’s resources for the D/DB/HH (Deaf, Deafblind, Hard of Hearing), people who are hearing, parents, professionals, educators, children, adults. Coming in 2022!

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!

Coronavirus Information and Resources

Several national organizations, including the CDC (ASL Video Series),  have posted information regarding the Coronavirus and related resources.

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!)

Source:  The Hill  
By: Tom Harkin, Opinion Contributor — 09/10/21 11:00 AM EDT 
The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill

Source:  Vanderbilt Brain Development Lab
Posted:  June 23, 2021

10-16 year olds who are d/Deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing

• Multiple Sessions
• Play computer games
• Standardized tests

Source:  Northwest ADA Center
© Copyright 2021 ADA National Network. All Rights Reserved.
May be reproduced and distributed freely with attribution to ADA National Network (www.adata.org).
Posted 4/13/21

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

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

Two video conversations held the week of June 7, 2020 - NBDA & VOCA
Sources:  YouTube and Facebook (links are provided next to each archived program
Posted June 12, 2020

FREE Resources!  (Updated 5/6/20)

News releases from TDI on Telehealth and from the National Association of the Deaf
Updated 4/20/20

Several national organizations, including the CDC (ASL Video Series),  have posted information regarding the Coronavirus and related resources. Please see the attached list.  It will be updated as new information is posted, so please check back. 

Updated 6/9/2021


Calendar of Upcoming Events

NCHAM WEBINAR: Increased Paternal Linguistic Input to Children with Hearing Aids during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Online - Adobe Connect

Presented by:   Learn more

Wired Coffee

Meet every fourth Saturday of the month. Check Facebook page for confirmation.

Community ASL for adults who know ZERO about signing
Online via Google Meet

Visit www.ASLasl.com and click on the "Enroll Here" tab to Learn more



Monday, October 25th at 6:00PM Learn more


Presenter: J. Eric Workman, VP, Interpreting, BridgesTN

October 28, 2021 | 5:30-7:30pm Learn more

New Materials

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