Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central)
  • The Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing is now providing telephone service, loans of print and video materials (online, via UPS or in Nashville, curbside pick-up at the Main Library and Southeast Branch only, until August 5th - due to early voting at branches).
    For Events posted on the Calendar - please contact the sponsor to see if the event has been cancelled before you go.
    If you have questions, call us or email dhoh@nashville.gov.

Relay Services

Telecommunications Relay Service and Assitive TechnologyFCC

LSDHH Relay Services

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) is a telephone service that allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls. There are several forms of TRS, depending on the particular needs of the user and the equipment available.  For an explanation of each of the different types of services listed below please go to the FCC website.

For a list of companies that provide access to each type of relay service please click on the appropriate link below.

Text-to-Voice TTY-based TRS (“Traditional”  /  7-1-1 / Tennessee Relay Service)
(Includes Voice Carry Over, Hearing Carry Over Services, and Speech-to-Speech (STS) Relay Services)
Sprint Relay Services
 
Speech-to-Speech (STS) Relay Services:
Sprint Relay

Shared Non-English Language Relay Services
CSDVRS Video Relay Service
Global VRS
Hamilton Relay Captioned Telephone Relay Service
Purple Communications Video Relay Service
Sorenson Communications Video Relay Service
Sprint Spanish Relay Service

Captioned Telephone Service
ClearCaptions  
Hamilton Relay Captioned Telephone Relay Service
Sprint Captioned Telephone

Video Relay Service (VRS)
Convo Communications Video Relay Service   
Global VRS
LifeLinks Video Relay Service   
Purple Communications Video Relay Service      
Sorenson Communications Video Relay Service   
ZVRS Video Relay Service

Internet Protocol (IP) Relay Service
Sprint IP Relay Service

IM Relay Services
Sprint IP Using Instant Messenger

Federal Relay
 

Conference Captioning
Sprint Relay Conference Captioning

Miscellaneous Article
Information about Telecommunications and Computer Accessibility

Assistive Hearing Technology Companies

Advanced Bionics- Cochlear Implants

Cochlear Americas- Cochlear Implants

Med El- Cochlear Implants

Hansaton- Hearing Aids

Oticon- Hearing Aids

Phonak- Hearing Aids

Resound- Hearing Aids

Siemens- Hearing Aids

Starkey- Hearing Aids

Unitron- Hearing Aids

Widex- Hearing Aids