A photo of David R. Moore.

Director, Communication Sciences Research Center

Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery


My Biography & Research


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

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery


Otolaryngology ENT, Otolaryngology, Reproductive Sciences, Communication Sciences

My Education

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.

My Publications

Brewer CC, Zalewski C, King KA, Zobay O, Riley A, Ferguson MA, Bird JE, McCabe MM, Hood LJ, Drayna D, Griffith AJ, Morrell RJ, Friedman, TB, Moore DR. Auditory processing skills are highly heritable. European Journal of Human Genetics. 2016.

Barry JG, Tomlin D, Moore DR, Dillon H. Use of questionnaire-based measures in the assessment of listening difficulties in school-aged children. Ear and Hearing. 2015;36:e300-313.

Nuttall HE, Moore DR, Krumbholz K, Barry JG, de Boer J. The influence of cochlear spectral processing on the timing and amplitude of the speech-evoked auditory brainstem response. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2015;113:3683-3691.

Jones PR, Moore DR, Amitay S. Development of auditory selective attention: Why children struggle to hear in noisy environments. Developmental Psychology. 2015;51:353-369.

Moore DR, Edmondson-Jones M, Dawes P, Fortnum H, Pierzycki RH, McCormack A, Munro K. Relation between speech-in-noise threshold, hearing loss and cognition from 40 - 69 years of age. PLoS ONE. 2014;9:e107720.

Vlaming MSMG, MacKinnon RC, Jansen M, Moore, DR. Automated screening for high-frequency hearing loss. Ear and Hearing. 2014;35:667-679.

Ferguson MA, Henshaw H, Clark DPA, Moore DR. Benefits of auditory training in 50-74 year olds with mild hearing loss. Ear and Hearing. 2014;235:e110-121.

Moore, DR, Ferguson MA, Edmondson-Jones AM, Ratib S, Riley, A. Nature of auditory processing disorder in children. Pediatrics. 2010;126:e382-e390.

Bajo VM, Nodal FR, Moore DR, King AJ. The descending corticocollicular pathway mediates learning-induced auditory plasticity. Nature Neuroscience. 2010;13:253–260.

Moore DR, Shannon RV. Beyond cochlear implants – Awakening the deafened brain. Nature Neuroscience. 2009;12:686-691.