The journey we embarked upon when we found that our son Jacob
was hearing impaired has been quite interesting, to say the least. When the Auditory Neuropathy issue was thrown in our life
was rarely dull. In building this website, I felt that people needed to know how difficult it has been for us to reach the
place we are today. I want you to understand what a long, hard road this has been for all of us, not just Jake. There have
been thousands of tears shed throughout this journey with some of them being happy tears and some sad. For this reason, I
need to tell his story. I'll warn you up front that it is long but I tried to cut to the chase as best I could. It became
more of an online journal than I intended it to be, but now I have detailed documentation of our journey!
First, I will say that I have worked hard to overcome the
resentments I had toward some of the people that have been involved with his care. Some parts of the story may make you think
that I distrust and/or dislike certain people. As I look back, I truly believe that each person involved with us over the
years felt that they were doing what was best for Jake, in their professional judgement. As a professional myself, I have
to respect that. I am sure no one ever meant to harm us in any way. I appreciate the hard work that all the professionals
have done with my son. It does me no good to worry about "why" and "what if" at this point anyway. There has to be some reason
that we went through so much. Maybe we went through all of this to show people that things aren't always what they seem, especially
with auditory neuropathy. Hopefully, you will get some benefit if you do take the time to read about Jake's journey.