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Wolf Pack's Waiters ready to compete for U.S. gold at Summer Deaflympics

Nevada volleyball player Kyla Waiters isn’t trying to be rude.

It’s just that she might not have heard you.

For Waiters, who is partially deaf, communicating is usually not much of a problem. It gets more dicey, though, if she’s partially turned away, if the other speaker is speaking lowly or if an arena gets particularly loud.

She wants to hear what you have to say, though — especially if you’re a teammate.

“A lot of the time, they'll think I'm ignoring them, or not paying attention and not really caring or listening to what they're saying, when really, I just didn't hear what they said,” Waiters told the RGJ during an interview Wednesday at Nevada’s Virginia Street Gym.