Karen received her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, completed her postdoctoral studies in Northwestern University and is currently an Associate Professor senior lecturer in the Department of
Commuication Sciences and Disorders. She's an expert in auditory cognition (aka cognitive hearing science). Her research group focuses on the influence of cognitive and perceptual processes on the development of language and literacy in preschool children and on the effects of aging and hearing loss on audition. She is also interested in the theoretical and clinical aspects of auditory perceptual learning.