Kerttu Huttunen

Kerttu Huttunen



39 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 395 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 44 citations. The author has a h-index of 12.00. (Scopus)


My main research areas are language acquisition and its disorders and social-emotional development in children, hearing impairments, and voice and its disorders.

Research interests

  • pragmatics
  • rehabilitation
  • educational gaming
  • hearing impairment
  • language acquisition
  • emotion recognition
  • social-emotional development
  • voice
  • voice disorders

Selected publications

  • Huttunen, K., Sivonen, V. & Pöykkö, V. (2011) Symphony orchestra musician’s use of hearing protection and attenuation of custom-made hearing protectors as measured with two different real-ear attenuation at threshold methods. - Noise & Health 13 (51), 176 - 188
  • Huttunen K; Ryder N (2012) How children with normal hearing and children with a cochlear implant use mentalizing vocabulary and other evaluative expressions in their narratives. - Clinical linguistics & phonetics 26 (10), 823-844 . [Original]
  • Huttunen, K. H.; Pine, K. J.; Thurnham, A. J.; Khan, C. (2013) The changing role of gesture in linguistic development: a developmental trajectory and a cross-cultural comparison between British and Finnish children. - Journal of psycholinguistic research 42 (1), 81-101 . [Original]
  • Koivula, Merja; Huttunen, Kerttu; Mustola, Marleena; Lipponen, Sari; Laakso, Marja-Leena (2017) The emotion detectives game : supporting the social-emotional competence of young children. Serious games and edutainment applications : Volume II. Ma, Minhua; Oikonomou, Andreas. - Ei sarjaa/No series. Cham. 29-53
  • Kanto, Laura; Laakso, Marja-Leena; Huttunen, Kerttu (2017) Use of code-mixing by young hearing children of Deaf parents. - Bilingualism: language and cognition 20 (5), 947-964 . [Original]
  • Huttunen, K.; Erixon, E.; Löfkvist, U.; Mäki-Torkko, E. (2019) The impact of permanent early-onset unilateral hearing impairment in children – A systematic review. - International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology 120, 173-183 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Huttunen, Kerttu; Rantala, Leena (2019) Effects of humidification of the vocal tract and respiratory muscle training in women with voice symptoms – A pilot study. - Journal of voice In Press, 1-13 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Löytömäki, Joanna; Ohtonen, Pasi; Laakso, Marja-Leena; Huttunen, Kerttu (2019) The role of linguistic and cognitive factors in emotion recognition difficulties in children with ASD, ADHD or DLD. - International journal of language and communication disorders online first, online first . [Original] [Self-archived]

Thesis supervisions

Two languages, two modalities. A special type of early bilingual language acquisition in hearing children of Deaf parents