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ASL Interpreting Services Not Always Offered At Music Concerts

From rock to hip hop to country, concerts attract a huge variety of people from significantly different backgrounds. And sometimes the attendees are deaf. They still love the music, even if they’re experiencing it in a less-traditional way.

But interpreting services aren’t always offered, and deaf people may need to request those services for specific concerts.

We spoke with Valley resident Holly Hamilton about that. Her answers — expressed via sign language — were interpreted by Cameo Hunsaker, and it’s Hunsaker’s voice you’ll hear answering the questions.

Also, we refer to Hamilton as deaf because that is the term she prefers.

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Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.