Prof. Liat Kishon-Rabin
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Liat Kishon-Rabin, PhD, is a professor of Communication Disorders at Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University. She was awarded with a Ph.D. degree for her research in the area of psychoacoustics from the Speech & Hearing Science Department at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is currently the head of the Steyer School of Health Professions. She previously held the position of head of the Communication Disorders Department at TAU for nine years. Professor Kishon-Rabin published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters in the areas of speech science, psychoacoustics, and the effects of hearing loss and the use of cochlear implants on the development of speech perception and the interplay between auditory and cognitive processing when listening in noise across the life span (from infants to older adults). Additional research interests include auditory plasticity, auditory training and critical periods for learning in these populations. Her research with cochlear implants led to numerous invitations as a guest lecturer and keynote speaker at prestigious international conferences. She was recently awarded The Graham Fraser Memorial Lecture for 2017 by the British Cochlear Implant Group (BCIG). Professor Kishon-Rabin was also awarded with several grants (including the Binational Science Foundation and the Chief Scientist of the Health Ministry) for investigating the early acquisition of language and auditory skills in infants with cochlear implants compared to typically developing. She serves on numerous committees at the university level as well as at the Council for Higher Education and Planning & Budgeting Committee.