Full Professor
Head of Pragmatics
Institute for German Language, Mannheim
Conversation Analyst

"Hearing loss in interaction is a very timely object of study, both in terms of applied
and basic research. As I am a linguist and a psychologist by training, it combines my
interest in understanding in interaction with my interest in rehabilitation psychology.
Moreover, interaction with hearing loss makes processes and requirements of understanding in interaction visible which may pass unnoticed when dealing with understanding under 'normal' conditions."