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Director, Communication Sciences Research Center

Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery


Biography & Affiliation


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 was the T.S. Littler Lecturer at the British Society of Audiology Annual conference.

Research Interests

Hearing; learning difficulties

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery


Otolaryngology, Reproductive Sciences, Communication Sciences

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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.


Does training with amplitude modulated tones affect tone-vocoded speech perception?. Casaponsa, A; Sohoglu, E; Moore, DR; Füllgrabe, C; Molloy, K; Amitay, S. PLoS ONE. 2019; 14:e0226288-e0226288.

Neural indices of listening effort in noisy environments. Dimitrijevic, A; Smith, ML; Kadis, DS; Moore, DR. Scientific Reports. 2019; 9.

Extended high-frequency hearing enhances speech perception in noise. Zadeh, LM; Silbert, NH; Sternasty, K; Swanepoel, DW; Hunter, LL; Moore, DR. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 2019; 116:23753-23759.

GWAS Identifies 44 Independent Associated Genomic Loci for Self-Reported Adult Hearing Difficulty in UK Biobank. Wells, HR R; Freidin, MB; Abidin, FN Z; Payton, A; Dawes, P; Munro, KJ; Morton, CC; Moore, DR; Dawson, SJ; Williams, FM K. The American Journal of Human Genetics. 2019; 105:788-802.

FreeHear: A New Sound-Field Speech-in-Babble Hearing Assessment Tool. Moore, DR; Whiston, H; Lough, M; Marsden, A; Dillon, H; Munro, KJ; Stone, MA. Trends in Hearing. 2019; 23:2331216519872378-233121651987237.

Mobile applications to detect hearing impairment: opportunities and challenges. Swanepoel, DW; De Sousa, KC; Smits, C; Moore, DR. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2019; 97:717-718.

Frequency change detection and speech perception in cochlear implant users. Zhang, F; Underwood, G; McGuire, K; Liang, C; Moore, DR; Fu, Q. Hearing Research. 2019; 379:12-20.

An Evidence-Based Perspective on "Misconceptions " Regarding Pediatric Auditory Processing Disorder. Neijenhuis, K; Campbell, NG; Cromb, M; Luinge, MR; Moore, DR; Rosen, S; de Wit, E. Frontiers in Neurology. 2019; 10.

Sensitivity to Melody, Rhythm, and Beat in Supporting Speech-in-Noise Perception in Young Adults. Yates, KM; Moore, DR; Amitay, S; Barry, JG. Ear and Hearing. 2019; 40:358-367.

Increased auditory cortex neural response amplitude in adults with chronic unilateral conductive hearing impairment. Parry, LV; Maslin, MR D; Schaette, R; Moore, DR; Munro, KJ. Hearing Research. 2019; 372:10-16.