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  • PL 21 (Haartmaninkatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

20062018
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

My research interests are music-related speech perception abilities and development of auditory cortical functioning in prelingually deaf children with Cochlear Implant devices. The main goal of my studies is to develop rehabilitation of hearing and speech with music. The research methodologies include measurements of Event Related Potentials (ERPs) and computer-based behavioural experiments. 

Education/Academic qualification

Logopedics, Speech- and language therapist

Keywords

  • 6163 Logopedics
  • 515 Psychology
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • 999 Others
  • Speech processing
  • Music perception
  • Auditory processing
  • Music perception and cognition, music analysis, performance
  • Rehabilitation of spoken language
  • Auditory working memory
  • Auditory attention
  • event-related potential (ERP
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Cochlear Implants

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2006 2018

Developmental links between speech perception in noise, singing, and cortical processing of music in children with cochlear implants

Torppa, R., Faulkner, A., Kujala, T., Huotilainen, M. & Lipsanen, J., Dec 2018, In : Music Perception. 36, 2, p. 156-174 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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The perception of prosody and associated auditory cues in early-implanted children: The role of auditory working memory and musical activities

Torppa, R., Faulkner, A., Huotilainen, M., Jaervikivi, J., Lipsanen, J., Laasonen, M. & Vainio, M., Mar 2014, In : International Journal of Audiology. 53, 3, p. 182-191 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Acquisition of focus by normal hearing and Cochlear implanted children: The role of musical experience

Torppa, R., Faulkner, A., Vainio, M. & Järvikivi, J., 2010, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Speech Prosody. 4 p.

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Cortical processing of musical sounds in children with Cochlear Implants

Torppa, R., Salo, E., Makkonen, T., Loimo, H., Pykäläinen, J., Lipsanen, J., Faulkner, A. & Huotilainen, M., 2012, In : Clinical Neurophysiology. 123, 10, p. 1966-1979 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2011 2017

The Role of Music in Families of Children with Hearing Loss

Torppa, R., Looi, V. & Kaila, E.

03/04/2017 → …

Project: Research project

Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster (CNC)

Brattico, E., Huotilainen, M., Iivonen, T., Istok, E., Jansson-Verkasalo, E. M. M., Koskinen, S. M., Korostenskaja, M., Krohn, K. I., Kujala, T., Kuuluvainen, S., Mittag, M., Mäki-Karjalainen, H. T., Lepistö, T., Lindström, R., Lovio, R. K., Novitski, N., Näätänen, R., Osipova, D., Paavilainen, P., Pakarinen, S., Partanen, E., Putkinen, V., Rämä, P., Shestakova, A., Seppänen, M. S. A., Simoens, V., Simola, P., Särkämö, T., Takegata, R., Teinonen, T. O., Tervaniemi, M., Torppa, R., van Zuijen, T., Ylinen, S., Krause, C., Hiltunen, S., Kuula-Paavola, L., Leminen, A., Pesonen, M. J., Alho, K., Gumenyuk, V., Degerman, A. S., Laari, S. P. K., Koistinen, S. M., Kujala, A. M., Rinne, T., Salmitaival, J. & Salo, E.

25/02/2011 → …

Project: Research Evaluation 2011

Prizes

Activities 2007 2018

Current results of research on music training in children with cochlear implant

Ritva Torppa (Invited speaker)
19 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

The MMN and P3a as an objective marker of auditory skills in CI users

Ritva Torppa (Invited speaker)
20 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Role of singing in children with cochlear implants and their families

Ritva Torppa (Invited speaker)
24 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Current results of research on music training in children with cochlear implant.

Ritva Torppa (Invited speaker)
2 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Mitä musiikki antaa istutelapselle

Ritva Torppa (Invited speaker)
12 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

Newspaper article: Sampo-lehti, Finland

Ritva Torppa

22/12/2015

1 media contribution

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Radio interview: Radio France (francemusique)

Ritva Torppa

07/12/2015

1 media contribution

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TV interview: YLE/Prisma studio

Ritva Torppa

01/02/2010

1 media contribution

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