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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.

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.


Hearing; learning difficulties

Research Areas

Otolaryngology, Reproductive Sciences, Communication Sciences


Sensitivity of the antiphasic digits-in-noise test to simulated unilateral and bilateral conductive hearing loss. Polspoel, S; Moore, DR; Swanepoel, DW; Kramer, SE; Smits, C. International Journal of Audiology (Informa). 2023; 62:1022-1030.

Prioritizing Hearing Aid Service Delivery Models for Low-Income Communities. Frisby, C; De Sousa, K; Moore, DR; Swanepoel, DW. Hearing Journal. 2023; 76:29-32.

Mobile Health Hearing Aid Acclimatization and Support Program in Low-Income Communities: Feasibility Study. Frisby, C; Eikelboom, RH; Mahomed-Asmail, F; Kuper, H; Moore, DR; de Kock, T; Manchaiah, V; Swanepoel, DW. JMIR Formative Research. 2023; 7:e46043.

Web- and app-based tools for remote hearing assessment: a scoping review. Almufarrij, I; Dillon, H; Dawes, P; Moore, DR; Yeung, W; Charalambous, AP; Thodi, C; Munro, KJ. International Journal of Audiology (Informa). 2023; 62:699-712.

Auditory Deprivation during Development Alters Efferent Neural Feedback and Perception. Mishra, SK; Moore, DR. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2023; 43:4642-4649.

Effectiveness of an Over-the-Counter Self-fitting Hearing Aid Compared With an Audiologist-Fitted Hearing Aid: A Randomized Clinical Trial. De Sousa, KC; Manchaiah, V; Moore, DR; Graham, MA; Swanepoel, DW. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2023; 149:522-530.

Brainstem auditory physiology in children with listening difficulties. Hunter, LL; Blankenship, CM; Shinn-Cunningham, B; Hood, L; Zadeh, LM; Moore, DR. Hearing Research. 2023; 429:108705.

Speech-in-noise testing: Innovative applications for pediatric patients, underrepresented populations, fitness for duty, clinical trials, and remote services. Sanchez, VA; Arnold, ML; Moore, DR; Clavier, O; Abrams, HB. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2022; 152:2336.

The one-up one-down adaptive (staircase) procedure in speech-in-noise testing: Standard error of measurement and fluctuations in the track. Smits, C; Festen, JM; Swanepoel, DW; Moore, DR; Dillon, H. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2022; 152:2357.

Adaptive Hearing Aid Benefit in Children With Mild/Moderate Hearing Loss: A Registered, Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial. Stewart, HJ; Cash, EK; Pinkl, J; Nakeva Von Mentzer, C; Lin, L; Hunter, LL; Moore, DR. Ear and Hearing. 2022; 43:1402-1415.

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