A photo of David R. Moore.

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.


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.

Pitch and Duration Pattern Sequence Tests in 7-to 11-Year-Old Children: Results Depend on Response Mode. Balen, SA; Moore, DR; Sameshima, K. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 2019; 30:6-15.

A Smartphone National Hearing Test: Performance and Characteristics of Users. De Sousa, KC; Swanepoel, DW; Moore, DR; Smits, C. American Journal of Audiology: a journal of clinical practice. 2018; 27:448-454.

Guest Editorial: Auditory Processing Disorder. Moore, DR. Ear and Hearing. 2018; 39:617-620.

Referral and Diagnosis of Developmental Auditory Processing Disorder in a Large, United States Hospital-Based Audiology Service. Moore, DR; Sieswerda, SL; Grainger, MM; Bowling, A; Smith, N; Perdew, A; Eichert, S; Alston, S; Hilbert, LW; Summers, L; et al. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 2018; 29:364-377.

Research in pediatrics: Cincinnati children's hospital and beyond. Hunter, LL; Moore, DR; Windmill, IM. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 2018; 29:362-363.

Supramodal Enhancement of Auditory Perceptual and Cognitive Learning by Video Game Playing. Zhang, Y; Tang, D; Moore, DR; Amitay, S. Frontiers in Psychology. 2017; 8.