Dear Dr. Jacobster and List:
I deeply regret posting my reply to your private e-mail. I apologize for that. I admit that the reactions this has caused within myself and from other people has been unusually intense. I was not expecting the reactions I received from Mr. Brennan especially his comment on witchcraft.
I apologize for the knee jerk reactions and in no way was I intending to offend you or anyone else. Please accept this apology with all its intended sincerity.
I feel very passionate about helping people and I've put a lot of work into continuing my education beyond the normal audiology channels and sources of information. I'm sorry you feel that this concern I have about improving the quality of care to hearing impaired individuals was self-aggrandizing. I do admit that sometimes my desire to bring forth the information I have learned results in putting people off and can be overwhelming in its intensity. The example I used in regards to college was not intended to "puff myself up" but I thought it would serve as my motivating factor of why I read so much and try so hard to understand this field and anything that would relate to it.
I don't always have the patience or the political personality to go through the "proper" channels which is more appropriate, but also takes longer. Whatever you may think of me, please do not dismiss the material. I really don't care how this information is eventually disseminated, but it is my greatest hope that someday this is the route that education takes in regards to understand auditory perception.
This will be my last response on this subject. At this pointI feel I've done damage than benefit and I deeply regret that. That was not my intent at all.
Very Truly Sorry