David R. Moore, PhD

Director, Communication Sciences Research Center

Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surge

Hearing; development; neuroscience; brain plasticity; biobank 

David R. Moore, PhD, is director of the Communication Sciences Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and a professor of otolaryngology and neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Educated in Australia (PhD Monash University), he spent 22 years at the University of Oxford on projects including auditory spatial hearing, biology of deafness and the consequences of otitis media. He became professor of auditory neuroscience in 2000.

As director of the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham (2002-12), he focused on auditory development and learning in humans. In 2008, he also co-founded the National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing (NBRUH), refunded in 2012. He has been a visiting scientist at the University of California, Irvine, the University of Washington, Seattle, New York University, and Northwestern University, Chicago. He is currently professor (p/t) of auditory neuroscience at the University of Manchester.

He was the founder of MindWeavers PLC, creating digital learning experiences based on world-leading brain science. In 2010 he was awarded the George Davey Howells prize of the Royal Society of Medicine for editing the “Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science." In 2015 he received the Career Award in Hearing or Balance of the American Academy of Audiology and, in 2016, he will be the T.S. Littler Lecturer at the British Society of Audiology Annual conference.

BSc (Hons): Physiology and Psychology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 1974.

PhD: Psychology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 1978.

NIH Fogarty Fellow: Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine, CA, 1983-1984.

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Brewer CC, Zalewski C, King KA, Zobay O, Riley A, Ferguson MA, Bird JE, McCabe MM, Hood LJ, Drayna D, Griffith AJ, Morrell RJ, Friedman, TB, Moore DR. Auditory processing skills are highly heritable. European Journal of Human Genetics. 2016.

Barry JG, Tomlin D, Moore DR, Dillon H. Use of questionnaire-based measures in the assessment of listening difficulties in school-aged children. Ear and Hearing. 2015;36:e300-313.

Nuttall HE, Moore DR, Krumbholz K, Barry JG, de Boer J. The influence of cochlear spectral processing on the timing and amplitude of the speech-evoked auditory brainstem response. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2015;113:3683-3691.

Jones PR, Moore DR, Amitay S. Development of auditory selective attention: Why children struggle to hear in noisy environments. Developmental Psychology. 2015;51:353-369.

Moore DR, Edmondson-Jones M, Dawes P, Fortnum H, Pierzycki RH, McCormack A, Munro K. Relation between speech-in-noise threshold, hearing loss and cognition from 40 - 69 years of age. PLoS ONE. 2014;9:e107720.

Vlaming MSMG, MacKinnon RC, Jansen M, Moore, DR. Automated screening for high-frequency hearing loss. Ear and Hearing. 2014;35:667-679.

Ferguson MA, Henshaw H, Clark DPA, Moore DR. Benefits of auditory training in 50-74 year olds with mild hearing loss. Ear and Hearing. 2014;235:e110-121.

Moore, DR, Ferguson MA, Edmondson-Jones AM, Ratib S, Riley, A. Nature of auditory processing disorder in children. Pediatrics. 2010;126:e382-e390.

Bajo VM, Nodal FR, Moore DR, King AJ. The descending corticocollicular pathway mediates learning-induced auditory plasticity. Nature Neuroscience. 2010;13:253–260.

Moore DR, Shannon RV. Beyond cochlear implants – Awakening the deafened brain. Nature Neuroscience. 2009;12:686-691.

Deafness and Hearing Problems. Co-Principal Investigator. National Institute of Health Research UK. Apr 2012-Mar 2017.

Sensorimotor-Perceptual Training and Learning. Co-Investigator. National Science Foundation Network Grant. Oct 2015-Sep 2018.

Idiopathic auditory dysfunction in children: nature and mechanisms. Principal Investigator. National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders. Aug 2015–Jul 2020.

Sensory and Cognitive Processing in Children with Auditory Processing Disorders: Behavior and Electrophysiology. Co-Investigator. Hearing Health Foundation. Jul 2015-Jun 2017.

New automated tests for early detection of speech listening problems and promotion of healthy ageing. Co-Principal Investigator. Manchester Academic Health Sciences. Jun 2015–May 2016.

Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience. Co-Investigator. European Union Exchange Grant. Jul 2013–May 2017.