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

Research Divisions

Otolaryngology, Reproductive Sciences, Communication Sciences

Blog Posts

Millennials Have Surprising Levels of Hearing Loss

Mind Brain Behavior

Millennials Have Surprising Levels of Hearing Loss

David R. Moore, PhD11/4/2019


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.


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.

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; 1-5.

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.

Development and validation of a digits-in-noise hearing test in Persian. Zadeh, LM; Silbert, NH; Sternasty, K; Moore, DR. International Journal of Audiology. 2021; 60:202-209.

Peripheral Auditory Involvement in Childhood Listening Difficulty. Hunter, LL; Blankenship, CM; Lin, L; Sloat, NT; Perdew, A; Stewart, H; Moore, DR. Ear and Hearing. 2021; 42:29-41.

Auditory cognition and perception of action video game players. Stewart, HJ; Martinez, JL; Perdew, A; Green, CS; Moore, DR. Scientific Reports. 2020; 10.

Extended high frequency hearing and speech perception implications in adults and children. Hunter, LL; Monson, BB; Moore, DR; Dhar, S; Wright, BA; Munro, KJ; Zadeh, LM; Blankenship, CM; Stiepan, SM; Siegel, JH. Hearing Research. 2020; 397.

Pure-tone audiometry without bone-conduction thresholds: using the digits-in-noise test to detect conductive hearing loss. De Sousa, KC; Smits, C; Moore, DR; Myburgh, HC; Swanepoel, DW. International Journal of Audiology. 2020; 59:801-808.

Investigating the effects of noise exposure on self-report, behavioral and electrophysiological indices of hearing damage in musicians with normal audiometric thresholds. Couth, S; Prendergast, G; Guest, H; Munro, KJ; Moore, DR; Plack, CJ; Ginsborg, J; Dawes, P. Hearing Research. 2020; 395.