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Re: Thank you - inexpensive aids -Was off-list

Dear Barbara,

I have been very favorably impressed by your postings, though not
always agreeing in every detail.  I, and I assume most other list
members, try to focus on the content and don't try to discredit
the person who sends the information (called the "ad hominem"
fallacy in philosophy).  So you shouldn't assume that the people
who wrote to you represent a cross-section of the list. It would
be a
shame if these responses discouraged you from fully participating
in the list whenever you had something that you wanted to say.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Barbara Reynolds" <br_auditory@hotmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: Thank you - inexpensive aids -Was off-list

> 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
> Barb Reynolds.
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