Born 1933 in Bremen (Germany). Married to Karin K., Ph.D. in phonetics. Four children. Present interests Cognitive science, Alternative communication, French language and culture, sailing.
1954 Swedish States Teacher Diploma; 1956 M.A. (Germanistics, Theoretical Philosophy); 1966 M.D.; 1979 Ph.D.; 1980 Assist. prof., Lund/ Sweden; 1981 Professor, Freiburg/ Germany. – Founder of Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology and Editor in Chief 1990 – 1997 (former Scandinavian Journal of Logopedics and Phoniatrics)
1955 - 61 teacher on permanent staff in Swedish Community School
1961 - 66 Assistant researcher at Dept. of Anatomy, Lund University
1966 - 72 assistant physician at departments of phoniatrics, otolaryngology, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry, etc.;
1972 - 81 and 1982 - 98 Head of Dept. of Phoniatrics, University ENT-Clinic, Malmö
1981 – 82 Medical Director of University Dept. of Phoniatrics, Freiburg/ Germany; 1998 retired. Present affiliation: Certec (Centre of Rehabilitation Engineering), LTH, Lund University.
Participant in three EU projects on computerised assessment and therapy for aphasics, the latest, Portable Communication Assistant for People with Acquired Aphasia (PCAD), concluded in March 2000, and resulting in successful palmtop based communication aid (Touchspeak).