Hear me now
Speed climber Bryce Smith requires cochlear implant to hear
SALEM, Ore. -- Most people who hear Bryce Smith speak think he's Australian.
"A lot of people think I have an accent," the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS speed climber said. "Australian or British. I kind of laugh when people say 'Are you from Australia?'"
Not many people realize he's deaf.
"I notice when people say, 'Where are you from?'" said the 22-year-old. "And my first thought is to say, 'speech impediment.' So I kind of say, 'Australian.'"
At 18 months, Smith was sent back ...
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