The lack of an interpreter, or “terp,” is the surest signal that there’s no security or seating anywhere near the front of the stage to see the music.A terp’s presence indicates that a venue has taken the time to actually provide space or seating so that deaf guests can fully participate in the concert experience.'Doctors believe Abbi's deafness is due to a syndrome called Large Vestibular Aqueduct which causes the inner ear become swollen and enlarged.
'Abbi has since been inseparable with her doll and we've now ordered another - the hearing aids even come off, just like hers do!Those skills come in handy for a music fan who is deaf; after years of going to concerts where the experience ranged from disappointing to miserable, Cryer and other music fans who are deaf and hard-of-hearing have pushed for access in the hearing-centric music world.Going to shows that didn’t have access — chiefly, no American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter — had become too discouraging, often for safety reasons, Cryer says.The heartwarming video shows the young girl let out a long squeal as she pulls out the first doll.'What has it got?,' asks Amy.'A cochlear hearing aid,' Abbi responds shyly, wearing a huge grin on her face.