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Elina Mäki-Torkko

Title: Professor School/office: School of Medical Sciences

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Phone: +46 19 303420, +46 707 538930

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Elina Mäki-Torkko

About Elina Mäki-Torkko

Elina Mäki-Torkko is a professor in medical audiology at the School of Medical Sciences at Örebro university since November 2016. She is also the head of the Audiological research centre at Örebro university hospital and a senior consultant in medical audiology at the audiological clinic at Örebro university hospital. She is associate professor at University of Oulu, Finland (2007-) and guest professor at Linköping university (2017-). She is since 2013 substitute to the scientific secretary at the Central Ethical Review Board and scientific advisor in audiology at the National Board of Health since 2016. She is also a board member at the Swedish Institute of Disability Research (2017).

One of Mäki-Torkkos main research interests is hearing epidemiology, especially regarding age-related hearing impairment in collaboration with the University of Oulu. In 2002-2006 she participated in a European research collaboration ARHI (QLRT 2001-00331) aiming to investigate environmental, medical and genetic factors related to age-related hearing impairment. She is also leading longitudinal studies on benefits of cochlear implants in adults. An example of ongoing international collaboration is a systematic review on consequences of permanent unilateral hearing impairment with onset before three years of age.

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Publications

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Articles in journals

Westerberg, J. , Tideholm, E. , Piersiala, K. , Drakskog, C. , Kumlien Georén, S. , Mäki-Torkko, E. & Cardell, L. O. (2021). JAK/STAT Dysregulation With SOCS1 Overexpression in Acquired Cholesteatoma-Adjacent Mucosa. Otology and Neurotology, 42 (1), e94-e100.
Lohi, V. , Ohtonen, P. , Sorri, M. , Mäki-Torkko, E. & Hannula, S. (2021). Prevalence and incidence of hearing impairment among adults: a 13-year follow-up study. International Journal of Audiology, 60 (9), 687-694.
Hjertman, H. , Hällgren, M. , Mäki-Torkko, E. & Stenfelt, S. (2021). The Swedish hearing in noise test for children, HINT-C. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 141.
Karlsson, E. , Mäki-Torkko, E. , Widén, S. , Gustafsson, J. , Manchaiah, V. , Mahomed-Asmail, F. , Swanepoel, D. W. , Yerraguntla, K. & et al. (2021). Validation of the Brief International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) core set for hearing loss: an international multicentre study. International Journal of Audiology, 60 (6), 412-420.
Andin, J. , Elwer, Å. & Mäki-Torkko, E. (2020). Arithmetic in the adult deaf signing brain. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 98 (4), 643-654.
Drakskog, C. , de Klerk, N. , Westerberg, J. , Mäki-Torkko, E. , Georén, S. K. & Cardell, L. O. (2020). Extensive qPCR analysis reveals altered gene expression in middle ear mucosa from cholesteatoma patients. PLOS ONE, 15 (9).
Westerberg, J. , Mäki-Torkko, E. & Harder, H. (2020). The evaluation of canal wall up cholesteatoma surgery with the Glasgow Benefit Inventory. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 277 (1), 61-68.
Kytövuori, L. , Hannula, S. , Mäki-Torkko, E. , Sorri, M. & Majamaa, K. (2017). A nonsynonymous mutation in the WFS1 gene in a Finnish family with age-related hearing impairment. Hearing Research, 355, 97-101.
Lohi, V. , Ohtonen, P. , Aikio, P. , Sorri, M. , Mäki-Torkko, E. & Hannula, S. (2017). Hearing impairment is common among Saami adults in Northern Finland. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 76 (1).
Frodlund, J. , Harder, H. , Mäki-Torkko, E. & Ledin, T. (2016). Vestibular Function After Cochlear Implantation: A Comparison of Three Types of Electrodes. Otology and Neurotology, 37 (10), 1535-1540.
Asp, F. , Mäki-Torkko, E. , Karltorp, E. , Harder, H. , Hergils, L. , Eskilsson, G. & Stenfelt, S. (2015). A longitudinal study of the bilateral benefit in children with bilateral cochlear implants. International Journal of Audiology, 54 (2), 77-88.
Lohi, V. , Hannula, S. , Ohtonen, P. , Sorri, M. & Mäki-Torkko, E. (2015). Hearing impairment among adults: the impact of cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular risk factors. International Journal of Audiology, 54 (4), 265-73.
Hendrickx, J. , Huyghe, J. R. , Topsakal, V. , Demeester, K. , Wienker, T. F. , Laer, L. V. , Eyken, E. V. , Fransen, E. & et al. (2013). Familial aggregation of pure tone hearing thresholds in an aging European population. Otology and Neurotology, 34 (5), 838-844.
Hesser, H. , Gustafsson, T. , Lundén, C. , Henrikson, O. , Fattahi, K. , Johnsson, E. , Zetterqvist Westin, V. , Carlbring, P. & et al. (2012). A randomized controlled trial of Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy in the treatment of tinnitus. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80 (4), 649-661.
Boisvert, I. , Lyxell, B. , Mäki-Torkko, E. , McMahon, C. M. & Dowell, R. C. (2012). Choice of ear for cochlear implantation in adults with monaural sound-deprivation and unilateral hearing aid. Otology and Neurotology, 33 (4), 572-579.
Hannula, S. , Bloigu, R. , Majamaa, K. , Sorri, M. & Mäki-Torkko, E. (2012). Ear diseases and other risk factors for hearing impairment among adults: an epidemiological study. International Journal of Audiology, 51 (11), 833-840.
Huyghe, J. R. , Fransen, E. , Hannula, S. , Van Laer, L. , Van Eyken, E. , Mäki-Torkko, E. , Aikio, P. , Sorri, M. & et al. (2011). A genome-wide analysis of population structure in the Finnish Saami with implications for genetic association studies. European Journal of Human Genetics, 19 (3), 347-352.
Hannula, S. , Bloigu, R. , Majamaa, K. , Sorri, M. & Mäki-Torkko, E. (2011). Audiogram configurations among older adults: prevalence and relation to self-reported hearing problems. International Journal of Audiology, 50 (11), 793-801.
Lyxell, B. , Wass, M. , Sahlén, B. , Uhlén, I. , Samuelsson, C. , Asker-Árnason, L. , Ibertsson, T. , Mäki-Torkko, E. & et al. (2011). Development of cognitive and reading skills in deaf children with CIs. Cochlear Implants International, 12 (Suppl 1), S98-S100.
Hannula, S. , Bloigu, R. , Majamaa, K. , Sorri, M. & Mäki-Torkko, E. (2011). Self-reported hearing problems among older adults: prevalence and comparison to measured hearing impairment. Journal of american academy of audiology, 22 (8), 550-559.
Van Laer, L. , Huyghe, J. R. , Hannula, S. , Van Eyken, E. , Stephan, D. A. , Mäki-Torkko, E. , Aikio, P. , Fransen, E. & et al. (2010). A genome-wide association study for age-related hearing impairment in the Saami. European Journal of Human Genetics, 18 (6), 685-693.
Wass, M. , Lyxell, B. , Sahlé, B. , Asker-Árnason, L. , Ibertsson, T. , Mäki-Torkko, E. , Hällgren, M. & Larsby, B. (2010). Cognitive skills and reading ability in children with cochlear implants.. Cochlear Implants International, 11 (Suppl 1:1-6), 395-398.
Huyghe, J. R. , Fransen, E. , Hannula, S. , Van Laer, L. , Van Eyken, E. , Mäki-Torkko, E. , Lysholm-Bernacchi, A. , Aikio, P. & et al. (2010). Genome-wide SNP analysis reveals no gain in power for association studies of common variants in the Finnish Saami. European Journal of Human Genetics, 18 (5), 569-574.
Lyxell, B. , Wass, M. , Sahlén, B. , Samuelsson, C. , Asker-Arnason, L. , Ibertsson, T. , Mäki-Torkko, E. , Larsby, B. & et al. (2009). Cognitive development, reading and prosodic skills in children with cochlear implants. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 50 (5), 463-474.
Ibertsson, T. , Hansson, K. , Mäki-Torkko, E. , Willstedt-Svensson, U. & Sahlen, B. (2009). Deaf teenagers with cochlear implants in conversation with hearing peers. International journal of language and communication disorders, 44 (3), 319-337.
Wass, M. , Ibertsson, T. , Lyxell, B. , Sahlén, B. , Hällgren, M. , Larsby, B. & Mäki-Torkko, E. (2008). Cognitive and linguistic skills in Swedish children with cochlear implants - measures of accuracy and latency as indicators of development. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 49 (6), 559-76.
Lyxell, B. , Sahlén, B. , Wass, M. , Ibertsson, T. , Larsby, B. , Hällgren, M. & Mäki-Torkko, E. (2008). Cognitive development in children with cochlear implants: relations to reading and communication. International Journal of Audiology, 47 (Suppl 2), S47-S52.
Huyghe, J. R. , Van Laer, L. , Hendrickx, J. , Fransen, E. , Demeester, K. , Topsakal, V. , Kunst, S. , Manninen, M. & et al. (2008). Genome-wide SNP-based linkage scan identifies a locus on 8q24 for an age-related hearing impairment trait. American Journal of Human Genetics, 83 (3), 401-407.
Van Laer, L. , Van Eyken, E. , Fransen, E. , Huyghe, J. R. , Topsakal, V. , Hendrickx, J. , Hannula, S. , Mäki-Torkko, E. & et al. (2008). The grainyhead like 2 gene (GRHL2), alias TFCP2L3, is associated with age-related hearing impairment. Human Molecular Genetics, 17 (2), 159-169.
Hansson, K. , Sahlén, B. & Mäki-Torkko, E. (2007). Can a 'single hit' cause limitations in language development?: A comparative study of Swedish children with hearing impairment and children with specific language impairment. International journal of language and communication disorders, 42 (3), 307-323.
Van Eyken, E. , Van Camp, G. V. , Fransen, E. , Topsakal, V. V. , Hendrickx, J. J. , Demeester, K. , Van de Heyning, P. , Mäki-Torkko, E. & et al. (2007). Contribution of the N-acetyltransferase 2 polymorphism NAT2*6A to age-related hearing impairment. Journal of Medical Genetics, 44 (9), 570-578.
Hendrickx, J. , Huyghe, J. R. , Demeester, K. , Topsakal, V. V. , Van Eyken, E. , Fransen, E. , Mäki-Torkko, E. , Hannula, S. & et al. (2007). Familial aggregation of tinnitus: a European multicentre study. B-ENT, 3 (Suppl 7), 51-60.
Uusimaa, J. , Moilanen, J. S. , Vainionpää, L. , Tapanainen, P. , Lindholm, P. , Nuutinen, M. , Löppönen, T. , Mäki-Torkko, E. & et al. (2007). Prevalence, segregation, and phenotype of the mitochondrial DNA 3243A>G mutation in children. Annals of Neurology, 62 (3), 278-287.
Van Eyken, E. , Van Laer, L. , Fransen, E. , Topsakal, V. , Hendrickx, J. , Demeester, K. , Van de Heyning, P. , Mäki-Torkko, E. & et al. (2007). The contribution of GJB2 (Connexin 26) 35delG to age-related hearing impairment and noise-induced hearing loss. Otology and Neurotology, 28 (7), 970-975.
Mäki-Torkko, E. , Brorsson, B. , Davis, A. , Mair, I. W. S. , Myhre, K. I. , Roine, R. P. , Parving, A. , Rosenhall, U. & et al. (2001). Hearing impairment among adults: extent of the problem and scientific evidence on the outcome of hearing aid rehabilitation. Scandinavian audiology. Supplementum, 30 (54).

Articles, reviews/surveys

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.

Manuscripts