The mission of the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf is Empowering Deaf Children to Listen, Learn, and Talk. Our whole history, educational philosophy, and programs revolve around this simple, yet powerful, statement. The Memphis Oral School for the Deaf is located in Germantown,TN and works to empower deaf children to listen, learn, and talk. MOSD has been located in the Memphis community for over fifty years, serving families from all over the Mid-South. At MOSD NO SIGN LANGUAGE is used, instead using speech and language therapies and audiological services in conjunction with our preschool classes to help profoundly deaf and hard-of-hearing children ages birth to six years old. These specialized techniques help the children develop the necessary listening and spoken language skills to become a part of, rather than apart from, a world of sound.