Ritva Torppa

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    Research areas

  • 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

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. 

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Highlighted publications

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

    Torppa, R., Faulkner, A., Kujala, T. M., Huotilainen, M. J. & Lipsanen, J. O., 2018, In : Music Perception. 2018

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. 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

  3. 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.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  4. Interplay between singing and cortical processing of music: a longitudinal study in children with cochlear implants

    Torppa, R., Huotilainen, M., Leminen, M., Lipsanen, J. & Tervaniemi, M., 10 Dec 2014, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 5, 16 p., 1389.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  5. 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

  6. The MMN as a viable and objective marker of auditory development in CI users

    Näätänen, R., Petersen, B., Torppa, R., Lonka, E. & Vuust, P., Sep 2017, In : Hearing Research. 353, p. 57-75 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

  7. Mitä musiikki antaa istutelapselle

    Torppa, R., Apr 2018, XXXIX Valtakunnallisten audiologian päivien julkaisu. Helsinki: Suomen audiologian yhdistys, p. 11-19 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientific

  8. Äänen korkeuteen ja puhekieleen liittyvät taidot: teoriasta kuulovammaisten lasten kuntoutukseen

    Torppa, R., 2017, Yhteinen ymmärrys - havainnoinnista tulkintaan: Puheen ja kielen tutkimuksen päivät Helsingissä 30.-31.3.2017. Helsinki: Puheen ja kielen tutkimuksen yhdistys, (Puheen ja kielen tutkimuksen yhdistyksen julkaisuja; vol. 49).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  9. Musiikin rooli kuulovammaisten lasten perheissä

    Torppa, R. & Kaila, E., 5 Apr 2018.

    Research output: Conference materialsPosterResearch

  10. Musiikin merkitys kuulovikaisen lapsen kuntoutuksessa

    Torppa, R. & Huotilainen, M., 2010, In : Puhe ja Kieli. 30, 3, p. 137-155 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  11. Pitch-related auditory skills in children with cochlear implants: The role of auditory working memory, attention and music

    Torppa, R., 6 Nov 2015, Helsinki: University of Helsinki. 100 p.

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles

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Highlighted activities

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Role of singing in children with cochlear implants and their families

    Ritva Torppa (Invited speaker)
    24 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  4. 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

  5. Mitä musiikki antaa istutelapselle

    Ritva Torppa (Invited speaker)
    12 Apr 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  6. Musiikin havaitseminen ja musiikin rooli lasten perheissä

    Ritva Torppa (Invited speaker)
    5 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  7. Musiikki puheenkehityksen tukena puheterapiassa ja kotona

    Ritva Torppa (Invited speaker)
    5 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  8. Music for better spoken language skills of children with CIs

    Ritva Torppa (Invited speaker)
    27 Oct 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  9. Promoting CI children‘s speech perception, cognitive and language skills through musical activities

    Ritva Torppa (Invited speaker)
    24 Jan 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  10. 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children

    Ritva Liisa Torppa (Invited speaker)
    11 Dec 201413 Dec 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  11. Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses 2011

    Ritva Liisa Torppa (Invited speaker)
    24 Jul 201129 Jul 2011

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  12. EURO-CIU Symposium 2017

    Ritva Torppa (Scientific Committee Chair)
    20 Apr 201721 Apr 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Highlighted prizes

  1. Best Student Paper Award

    Ritva Torppa (Recipient), May 2010

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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