Master of Arts, Helsinki University, 1971. Doctor of Medicine, Helsinki University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Helsinki University, 1992.
Docent, physiologic logopedics Helsinki University, 1995—1997, docent, phoniatrics, since 1997. Senior phoniatrician Cleft Center HUS, Helsinki, 2000—2005, ENT Clinic, since 2005. Professor logopedics Tampere University, since 2004.
Member of Finnish Association Orofacial Therapy (president since 2005), Association Finnish Phoniatricians, Association Medical Specialists, Association Research and Development Rehabilitation, Finnish Medical Association.
Married Antti Haapanen, January 10, 1976. Children: Aleksi, Anna, Maija.