Early detection of hearing problems

Oftentimes, people who suspect that their hearing has gotten worse wait for years before seeking help. Using the internet as a means for helping people from detection to intervention is one over-arching goal for the research group that I am involved with as a PhD student. When I am not involved in this kind of research,

Hearing impairment

Hearing related problems often go untreated and also cause significant negative impact on the daily lives of those suffering. By making it easier to check if you are having hearing problems or not from your computer at home, the barriers for help-seeking will hopefully be lowered. The ease with which this is possible is also a good opportunity to conduct more research on the links between hearing status, different cognitive functions and psychological well-being.

Besides the aforementioned research, which has provided material for several already published research articles, we have also offered internet based psychological treatment for those that are distressed by their unsatisfactory hearing ability. This line of research is still on-going, but will hopefully soon lead to interesting results of relevance to the audiological community.

Chronic pain

I currently split my time between being a PhD student and work as a clinician (lic. Psychologist) and researcher at the local pain clinic. I am currently involved in the dissemination and training of a national pain registry for patients who undergo multimodal pain rehabilitation in a primary care setting.

Teaching

I am also active as a teacher on the psychologist- and psychotherapist programme. Primarily, this teaching is centered on courses relating to cognition, CBT and health psychology. Sometimes, I also function as a co-supervisor for master’s theses from these two programmes.