Susan Thompson-Gaines, left, uses American Sign Language to interpret the action in the ring for the hearing impaired audience members at the Big Apple Circus's special "Circus of the Senses" performance on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 in Sterling, Va. This is the 13th time that the circus has held such a show; the first was in 2000. According to circus founder Paul Binder, it's just part of the circus's way of giving back. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Susan Thompson-Gaines, left, uses American Sign Language to interpret the action in the ring for the hearing impaired audience members at the Big Apple Circus's special "Circus of the Senses" performance on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 in Sterling, Va. This is the 13th time that the circus has held such a show; the first was in 2000. According to circus founder Paul Binder, it's just part of the circus's way of giving back. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)