תחילת דף אינטרנט, לחץ אנטר כדי לעבור לאזור תוכן מרכזי

Senior Lecturer Limor Lavie (PhD)

Head of Audiology Studies

llavie@welfare.haifa.ac.il

Office: Eshkol, 813

Reception hours: By appointment

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Communication Sciences and Disorders

 

As a researcher and a clinician, my scientific research and publications have both theoretical and clinical impact.   

My primary research area is geriatric audiology. I study the effect of aural rehabilitation on auditory and non-auditory factors in the elderly, and the plasticity of the auditory system in older adults following hearing aid use and auditory training. I am also interested in the role of perceptual learning in the perception of speech and in the success with aural rehabilitation.

My second research area is hearing screening. The goal of this research is to study and compare screening methods, aiming to find the optimal screening method for school-age children in terms of specificity, sensitivity and cost-effectiveness.

Current research:

  1. Age, hearing, hearing aid use and rapid learning in recognition of perceptually-difficult speech and in acclimatization to hearing aids (with Prof. Karen Banai)
  2. Hearing screening in first grade school children using signals in noise

  • Lavie L., Attias J. (2009). Plasticity of the auditory system in the elderly. Proceedings of the EFAS (European Federation of Audiological Societies) 2009 conference.

  • Lavie L., Attias, J., Karni, A. (2013). Semi-structured listening experience (listening training) in hearing aids fitting: influence on dichotic listening. American Journal of Audiology, 22:347-350

  • Lavie L., Banai K., Attias J., Karni A. (2014). Better together: reduced compliance after sequential vs. simultaneous binaural hearing aids fitting. American Journal of Audiology, 23:93-98

  • Simchony, M., Grinberg, M., Lavie, L., Banai, K. (2014). Rapid adaptation to time-compressed speech in young and older adults. Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology, 25: 285-288.

  • Lavie, L., Banai, K., Attias, J., Karni, A. (2014). How difficult is difficult? Speech perception in noise in the elderly hearing impaired. Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology, 25: 313-314.

  • Lavie , Banai K., Attias J. (2014). Dichotic listening: A predictor of speech in noise perception in older hearing-impaired adults? Auditory Plasticity – Listening with the Brain. Proceedings of the 4thInternational Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research, August 2013, Nyborg, Denmark, 357-364.

  • Lavie L., Banai K, Karni A, Attias J. (2015). Hearing Aid-Induced Plasticity in the Auditory System of Older Adults: Evidence from Speech Perception. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 58: 1601-1610 Winner of the ASHA 2015 Editor’s Award of the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research

  • Lavie L. (2015). "I hear but I can't understand": Communication with older adults. In: Practical Gerontology. Prilutzky D, Cohen M, eds. Joint, Israel, ESHEL. Pp. 259-293

  • Agmon M., Lavie L., Mihalis D. (2017). The association between hearing loss and postural control in older adults: a systematic review. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 28: 575-588

  • Karawani H., Lavie L., Banai K., (2017). Short-term auditory learning in older and younger adults. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research, August 2017, Nyborg, Denmark, 1-8

  • Manheim, M., Lavie, L., Banai, K. (2018). Age, hearing and the perceptual learning of rapid speech. Trends in Hearing, 22:1-18.

  • Nitsan, G., Wingfield, A., Lavie, L., Ben-David, B.M. (2019). Spoken Word Recognition as a Resource-Free Process? Evidence from Eye-Movements. Trends in Hearing, 1-12.

  • Rotman, T., Lavie L., Banai K., (2020). Rapid perceptual learning of time-compressed speech and the perception of natural fast speech in older adults with presbycusis. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research, August 2019, Nyborg, Denmark, 93-100 (Peer reviewed)

  • Banai, K. & Lavie, L., (2020). Perceptual learning and speech perception: A new hypothesis. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research, August 2019, Nyborg, Denmark, 53-60 (Peer reviewed)

  • Rotman, T., Lavie L., Banai K., (2020). Rapid perceptual learning: A potential source of individual differences in speech perception under adverse conditions? Trends in Hearing, 24, 1-16