Associate Professor
Researcher in conversation analysis and communication disorders
University of Helsinki

Principal investigator of project "Communication with hearing aid. A comparative study of persons with acquired hearing loss within their interactions in private settings and with hearing health practitioners", funded by the Academy of Finland 2011-2014.

personal webpage: 
www.helsinki.fi/puhetieteet/henkilokunta/laakso/index.htm
research and publications: 
tuhat.halvi.helsinki.fi/portal/en/persons/minna-sirpa-m-laakso%2879ade8fc-9c4f-434c-ad4c-661c79979d6a%29.html

"I'm interested in communicative breakdowns and how people restore and maintain their intersubjective understanding. Thus far, I've studied mainly linguistic breakdowns, but I'm very interested in finding out how people manage with breakdowns due to hearing impairment, a perceptual problem. As a speech and language therapist I'm also interested in how people learn to use hearing aid technologies in their communication."
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