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David R. Moore, PhD

  • Director, Communication Sciences Research Center
  • Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery



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.


Identifying barriers and facilitators of hearing protection use in early-career musicians: a basis for designing interventions to promote uptake and sustained use. Couth, S; Loughran, MT; Plack, CJ; Moore, DR; Munro, KJ; Ginsborg, J; Dawes, P; Armitage, CJ. International Journal of Audiology. 2022; 61:463-472.

Diotic and Antiphasic Digits-in-noise Testing as a Hearing Screening and Triage Tool to Classify Type of Hearing Loss. De Sousa, KC; Smits, C; Moore, DR; Myburgh, HC; Swanepoel, DW. Ear and Hearing. 2022; 43:1037-1048.

Uptake of internet-delivered UK adult hearing assessment. Dawes, P; Munro, KJ; Frank, TL; Moore, DR; Armitage, C; Marsden, A; Lees, J; Dillon, H. International Journal of Audiology. 2021; 60:885-889.

Listening Difficulties in Children With Normal Audiograms: Relation to Hearing and Cognition. Petley, L; Hunter, LL; Zadeh, LM; Stewart, HJ; Sloat, NT; Perdew, A; Lin, L; Moore, DR. Ear and Hearing. 2021; 42:1640-1655.

Computational Audiology: New Approaches to Advance Hearing Health Care in the Digital Age. Wasmann, JW A; Lanting, CP; Huinck, WJ; Mylanus, EA M; van der Laak, JW M; Govaerts, PJ; Swanepoel, DW; Moore, DR; Barbour, DL. Ear and Hearing. 2021; 42:1499-1507.

Digital Technology for Remote Hearing Assessment—Current Status and Future Directions for Consumers. De Sousa, KC; Moore, DR; Smits, C; Swanepoel, DW. Sustainability. 2021; 13.

Improved Sensitivity of Digits-in-Noise Test to High-Frequency Hearing Loss. Motlagh Zadeh, L; Silbert, NH; Swanepoel, DW; Moore, DR. Ear and Hearing. 2021; 42:565-573.

Associations Between Hearing Health and Well-Being in Unilateral Hearing Impairment. Pierzycki, RH; Edmondson-Jones, M; Dawes, P; Munro, KJ; Moore, DR; Kitterick, PT. Ear and Hearing. 2021; 42:520-530.

Speech Recognition in Noise Using Binaural Diotic and Antiphasic Digits-in-Noise in Children: Maturation and Self-Test Validity. Wolmarans, J; De Sousa, KC; Frisby, C; Mahomed-Asmail, F; Smits, C; Moore, DR; Swanepoel, DW. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 2021; 32:315-323.

Short-Term Pediatric Acclimatization to Adaptive Hearing Aid Technology. Pinkl, J; Cash, EK; Evans, TC; Neijman, T; Hamilton, JW; Ferguson, SD; Martinez, JL; Rumley, J; Hunter, LL; Moore, DR; et al. American Journal of Audiology. 2021; 30:76-92.

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