Dr. Rafi Shemesh (Ph.D) was trained as an Audiologist at The University of Tel-Aviv, Israel. He is a member of the Academic Staff, Department for Communications Sciences & Disorders, University of Haifa, and director of the Institute for Audiology and Clinical Neurophysiology in the Multi-Disciplinary Clinical Center of the University of Haifa. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Shemesh worked as a diagnostic audiologist and a specialist of Hearing Aid Fitting and Aural Rehabilitation. His research plan and publications are on these topics: Central auditory processing, Auditory Learning and Neural Plasticity, Aural Rehabilitation and Fitting Hearing Aids, Noise Induce Hearing Loss, etc.
Dr. Shemesh is a chairman and one of the founders of the Israeli Association of Audiology (Professional and Academic Association). He was one of the Editorial Board members of the Israeli Journal of Language Speech & Hearing Disorders (DASH), the official journal of the Israeli Speech Hearing and Language Association. He was Member of the Israeli Ministry of Health Committee for licensing and certification for Para-medical profession.
- Yinon U., Shemesh R., Arda H., Dobin G and Jaros P.P. (1993) Physiological studies in deafferented visual cortex cells of cats following transplantation of fetal xenografts from the rat’s cortex. Experimental Neurology, 122(2):335-41.
- Yinon U., Shemesh R., Arda H. and Rosner M. (1995) Physiological studies of visual cortex reorganization following cortical deafferentation in neonatal cats. Canadian Journal Physiology and Pharmacology, 73(9):1378-88.
- Nageris B., Attias J., Shemesh R. (2008) Otologic and audiologic lesions due to blast injury. Journal Basic Clinical of Physiology and Pharmacology, 19(3-4):185-91.
- Shemesh R. (2008) Psychoacoustic tests for central auditory processing: Normative data. Journal Basic Clinical of Physiology and Pharmacology, 19(3-4):249-59.
- Nageris B., Shemesh R., Attias J., Hadar T. and Preis M. (2010) A Third Window of the Posterior Semicircular Canal - An Animal Model. Laryngoscope 120(5):1034-7.
- Attias J., Preis M., Shemesh R., Hadar T. and Nageris BI. (2010) Animal Model of Cochlear Third Window in the Scala Vestibuli or Scala Tympani. Otology & Neurotology 31(6):985-990.
- Attias J., Nageris BI., Shemesh R., Shvero J., Preis M. (2011) The Effect of Superior Canal Dehiscence on Air and Bone Conduction Thresholds: Animal Model. Arch of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, 145 (4):648-653.
- Shemesh R, Attias J., Majdoub H., Nageris BI (2012) Prediction of aided and unaided audiograms using free-field auditory steady-state evoked responses. . Int J Audiol; 51(10):746-53.
- Nageris BI, Attias J, Shemesh R, Hod R, Preis M. (2012) Effect of cochlear window fixation on air- and bone-conduction thresholds. Otology & Neurotology 33(9):1679-84.
- Attias J, Ulanovski D, Shemesh R, Kornreich L, Nageris B, Preis M, Peled M, Efrati M, Raveh E (2012): Air-bone gap component of inner-ear origin in audiograms of cochlear implant candidates. Otology & Neurotology 33(4):512-7.
- Shupak A., Zeidan R.#, Shemesh R. (2014) Otoacoustic emissions in the prediction of sudden sensorineural hearing loss outcome. Otology & Neurotology 35(10):1691-97.
- Attias J., Karawani H., Shemesh R. and Nageris B. (2014) Predicting Hearing Thresholds in Occupational Noise-Induced Hearing Loss by Auditory Steady-State Responses. Ear & Hearing 35(3):330-38.
- Karawani H., Attias J., Shemesh R. and Nageris, B. (2015) Evaluation of noise-induced hearing loss by auditory steady-state and auditory brainstem-evoked responses. Clinical Otolaryngol. 40, 672–681.
- Pud D., Broitman E., Hamid O., Suzan E., Aviram J., Haddad M., Hadad S., Shemesh R, Eisenberg E. (2017) Methylphenidate attenuates the response to cold pain but not to aversive auditory stimuli in healthy human: a double-blind randomized controlled study. Pain Reports 00 (2017) e593.
- Hilly O., Sokolov M., Finfel R.B., Zavdy O., Shemesh R., Attias J. (2020) Hearing in Noise With Unilateral Versus Bilateral Bone Conduction Hearing Aids in Adults With Pseudo-conductive Hearing Loss. Otology & Neurotology Vol. 41, No. xx,