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I study how hearing, the auditory system and associated cognitive processes change across the life span. I am particularly interested in how changes in the way the ear and brain respond to sounds influence the way that children and older adults communicate. Communication can be challenging at each end of life, particularly when sensory and cognitive impairments contribute to learning impairments and social isolation. Recent advances in neuroscience, for example in human brain imaging, neurogenetics and evidence-based modeling, are helping us understand aspects of communication difficulties that we could previously describe only in terms of symptoms. Part of my job is helping convert those experimental findings into clinical interventions. I do this through designing research programs, mentoring junior scientists, seeking funding, international networking, and publicizing our science.


Dave Moore has been Director of the Communication Sciences Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Cincinnati since 2013. In 2014 he was also appointed Professor of Auditory Neuroscience at the University of Manchester. Educated (Ph.D. Monash University) in Australia, he spent his early career at the University of Oxford (1980-2002) working on projects including auditory spatial hearing, biology of deafness, and the consequences of otitis media. He became Professor of Auditory Neuroscience at Oxford 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 NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit (NHBRU), refunded in 2011 and 2016. 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 was the founder of MindWeavers PLC, creating digital learning experiences based on world-leading brain science. He has received the George Davey Howells prize for editing “The Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science” (2010), the Career Award in Hearing or Balance of the American Academy of Audiology (2015) and the T.S Littler Lectureship, British Society of Audiology (2016).

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Association for Research in Otolaryngology

American Auditory Society

British Society of Audiology


B.Sc., Ph.D. (Monash University)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Professor and Director, Communication Scineces Research Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

12 Apr 2013 → …


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