At one state association of the deaf Pageant
years ago, a strange act took place. A deaf
woman relied on her hearing aid to follow the
musical beats during the pageant competition.
She came on the stage – there was no music.
Instead of getting angry and losing her temper,
she ad-libbed with humor and exaggeration,
her need for music and that she is lost without it.
She repeated these comments several times until
the pageant organizers got the hint and ran
backstage to turn on her choice of music!
People in the audience thought it was part
of her act – but it wasn’t!

That woman won the state pageant and then
eventually the NAD pageant.