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Professor Dave Moore

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My personal ambition is to contribute to knowledge of the way hearing changes during the life span and to help develop interventions that will lead to better hearing. My research career can be roughly divided into three phases, united by a constant interest in the development and plasticity of hearing. My early work was on the neurophysiology of the higher levels of the auditory system. Next came an interest in the effects of deafness on the morphology, connections, cell biology and neurophysiology of the auditory pathway. For the last decade, I have been primarily interested in auditory behavioural neuroscience, both in humans and animals. Throughout my work on hearing, I have been fascinated by how the auditory system changes in response to environmental influences. These influences include genetic factors regulating maturation, maintenance and degeneration, external sources regulating sound passage and transduction in the ears, and other, non-auditory sources that modulate the way in which sound is perceived. I think my most gratifying professional experiences have been seeing many of my students and post-docs make their own significant contributions to science, medicine and commerce.



Jones PR, Moore DR, Amitay S (2015) Development of auditory selective attention: Why children struggle to hear in noisy environments. Developmental psychology 51(3), 353-69 [Open Access Article (Europe PMC)] [PubMed] 

Jones PR Ratcliffe N Moore DR Amitay S (2015) The role of bias in Perceptual learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. , in press

Barry JG Moore DR (2014) Evaluation of children's listening and processing skills (ECLiPS). From Evaluation of children's listening and processing skills (ECLiPS)

Dawes P, Cruickshanks KJ, Moore DR, Edmondson-Jones M, McCormack A, Fortnum H, Munro KJ (2014) Cigarette smoking, passive smoking, alcohol consumption, and hearing loss. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 15(4), 663-74 [Open Access Article (Europe PMC)] [PubMed] 

Dawes P, Dickinson C, Emsley R, Bishop PN, Cruickshanks KJ, Edmondson-Jones M, McCormack A, Fortnum H, Moore DR, Norman P, Munro K (2014) Vision impairment and dual sensory problems in middle age. Ophthalmic & physiological optics 34(4), 479-88 [Open Access Article (Europe PMC)] [PubMed] 

Amitay S, Zhang YX, Jones PR, Moore DR (2014) Perceptual learning: Top to bottom. Vision research 99, 69-77 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Ferguson MA, Henshaw H, Clark DPA and Moore DR (2014) Benefits of auditory training in 50-74 year olds with mild hearing loss. Ear and Hearing, in press [PubMed] [DOI] 

Jones PR, Moore DR, Shub DE, Amitay S (2014) Learning to detect a tone in unpredictable noise. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 135(3), EL128 [PubMed] [DOI] 

McGarrigle R, Munro KJ, Dawes P, Stewart AJ, Moore DR, Barry JG, Amitay S (2014) Listening effort and fatigue: What exactly are we measuring? A British Society of Audiology Cognition in Hearing Special Interest Group 'white paper' International journal of audiology (ePub ahead of print) [PubMed] [DOI] 

Ahmmed AU, Ahmmed AA, Bath JR, Ferguson MA, Plack CJ, Moore DR (2014) Assessment of children with suspected auditory processing disorder: a factor analysis study. Ear and hearing 35(3), 295-305 [PubMed] [DOI] 

McCormack A, Edmondson-Jones M, Fortnum H, Dawes P, Middleton H, Munro KJ, Moore DR (2014) The prevalence of tinnitus and the relationship with neuroticism in a middle-aged UK population. Journal of psychosomatic research 76(1), 56-60 [PubMed] [DOI] 

McCormack A, Edmondson-Jones M, Mellor D, Dawes P, Munro KJ, Moore DR, Fortnum H (2014) Association of Dietary Factors with Presence and Severity of Tinnitus in a Middle-Aged UK Population. PloS one 9(12), e114711 [Open Access Article (Europe PMC)] [PubMed] 

Moore DR, Edmondson-Jones M, Dawes P, Fortnum H, McCormack A, Pierzycki RH, Munro KJ (2014) Relation between speech-in-noise threshold, hearing loss and cognition from 40-69 years of age. PloS one 9(9), e107720 [Open Access Article (Europe PMC)] [PubMed] 

Saleh SM, Saeed SR, Meerton L, Moore DR, Vickers DA (2013) Clinical use of electrode differentiation to enhance programming of cochlear implants. Cochlear implants international 14 Suppl 4, S16-8 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Jones PR, Moore DR, Amitay S, Shub DE (2013) Reduction of internal noise in auditory perceptual learning. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 133(2), 970-81 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Amitay S, Guiraud J, Sohoglu E, Zobay O, Edmonds BA, Zhang YX, Moore DR (2013) Human decision making based on variations in internal noise: an EEG study. PloS one 8(7), e68928 [Open Access Article (Europe PMC)] [PubMed] 

Amitay S, Jones PR, Zhang Y-X, Halliday LF, Moore DR (2013) Auditory learning: Uncorking performance bottlenecks. Proceedings of ISAAR 2013: Auditory Plasticity – Listening with the Brain. 4th International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research [Abstract]

Moore DR, Fullgrabe C, (2013) Cognitive contributions to hearing in older people. Journal of Hearing Science In press

Zhang YX, Barry JG, Moore DR, Amitay S (2012) A new test of attention in listening (TAIL) predicts auditory performance. PloS one 7(12), e53502 [Open Access Article] [PubMed] 

Amitay S, Zhang YX, Moore DR (2012) Asymmetric transfer of auditory perceptual learning. Frontiers in psychology 3, 508 [Open Access Article] [PubMed] 

Tremblay K, Moore DR (2012) Current issues in auditory plasticity and auditory training. From Tremblay K, Burkard R (Ed.), Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience

Moore DR (2012) Stroke recovery and sensory plasticity: Common mechanisms? Developmental psychobiology 54(3), 326-31 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Halliday LF, Taylor JL, Millward KE, Moore DR (2012) Lack of generalization of auditory learning in typically developing children. Journal of speech, language, and hearing research 55(1), 168-81 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Molloy K, Moore DR, Sohoglu E, Amitay S (2012) Less is more: latent learning is maximized by shorter training sessions in auditory perceptual learning. PloS one 7(5), e36929 [Open Access Article (Europe PMC)] [PubMed] 

Moore DR (2012) Listening difficulties in children: Bottom-up and top-down contributions. Journal of Communication Disorders, in press [DOI] 

Moore DR, Rosen S, Bamiou D-E, Campbell NG & Sirimanna T. (2012) Evolving concepts of developmental auditory processing disorder (APD): A British Society of Audiology APD Special Interest Group ‘white paper’ International Journal of Audiology, in press

Millward KE, Hall RL, Ferguson MA, Moore DR (2011) Training speech-in-noise perception in mainstream school children. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 75(11), 1408-17 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Ramirez-Inscoe J, Moore DR (2011) Processes that influence communicative impairments in deaf children using cochlear implants. Ear and Hearing 32(6), 690-8 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Hind SE, Haines-Bazrafshan R, Benton CL, Brassington W, Towle B, Moore DR (2011) Prevalence of clinical referrals having hearing thresholds within normal limits. International Journal of Audiology 50(10), 708-16 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Halliday LF, Moore DR, Taylor JL, Amitay S (2011) Dimension-specific attention directs learning and listening on auditory training tasks. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics 73(5), 1329-35 [Open Access Article (Europe PMC)] [PubMed] 

Moore DR (2011) The diagnosis and management of auditory processing disorder. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools 42(3), 303-8 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Murphy J, Summerfield AQ, O'Donoghue GM, Moore DR (2011) Spatial hearing of normally hearing and cochlear implanted children. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 75(4), 489-94 [Open Access Article (Europe PMC)] [PubMed] 

Ferguson MA, Hall RL, Riley A, Moore DR (2011) Communication, listening, cognitive and speech perception skills in children with auditory processing disorder (APD) or Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 54(1), 211-27 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Irving S, Moore DR, Liberman MC, Sumner CJ (2011) Olivocochlear efferent control in sound localization and experience-dependent learning. Journal of Neuroscience 31(7), 2493-501 [Open Access Article] [PubMed] 

Irving S, Moore DR (2011) Training sound localisation in normal hearing listeners with and without a unilateral ear plug. Hearing Research 280, 100-108 [PubMed] 

Moore DR (on behalf of the BSA APD Special Interest Group) (2011) What's in a name? APD by any other name would not smell so sweet. International Journal of Audiology 50, 496

Moore DR, Cowan JC, Riley A, Edmondson-Jones AM, Ferguson MA (2011) Development of auditory processing in 6-11 year old children. Ear and Hearing 32, 269-285

Edmondson-Jones AM, Irving S, Moore DR, Hall DA (2010) Planar localisation analyses: a novel application of a centre of mass approach. Hearing Research 267(1-2), 4-11 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Moore DR, Ferguson MA, Edmondson-Jones AM, Ratib S, Riley A (2010) Nature of auditory processing disorder in children. Pediatrics 126(2), e382-90 [Open Access Article] [PubMed] 

Nodal FR, Kacelnik O, Bajo VM, Bizley JK, Moore DR, King AJ (2010) Lesions of the auditory cortex impair azimuthal sound localization and its recalibration in ferrets. Journal of Neurophysiology 103(3), 1209-25 [Open Access Article] [PubMed] 

Bajo VM, Nodal FR, Moore DR, King AJ (2010) The descending corticocollicular pathway mediates learning-induced auditory plasticity. Nature Neuroscience 13(2), 253-60 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Amitay S, Halliday L, Taylor J, Sohoglu E, Moore DR (2010) Motivation and intelligence drive auditory perceptual learning. PloS One 5(3), e9816 [Open Access Article] [PubMed] 

Barry JG, Ferguson MA, Moore DR (2010) Making sense of listening: the IMAP test battery. Journal of Visualized Experiments 44, e2139 [Open Access Article (Europe PMC)] [PubMed] 

Halliday LF, Moore DR (2010) Auditory basis of language and learning disorders. From Plack CJ (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science, Vol. III. Hearing [Link to Website*] 

Mattock K, Amitay S, Moore DR (2010) Auditory development and learning. From Plack C (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science, Vol. III. Hearing [Link to Website*] 

Moore DR (series editor) (2010) Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science, Vol. I, II, III (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010) [Link to Website*] 

Rees A, Palmer AR, Moore DR (editors) (2010) . Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science. Volume 2: The Auditory Brain

Moore DR, Shannon RV (2009) Beyond cochlear implants: awakening the deafened brain. Nature neuroscience 12(6), 686-91 [PubMed] [DOI] 

McGraw PV, Webb BS, Moore DR (2009) Introduction. Sensory learning: from neural mechanisms to rehabilitation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 364(1515), 279-83 [Open Access Article (Europe PMC)] [PubMed] 

Moore DR, Halliday LF, Amitay S (2009) Use of auditory learning to manage listening problems in children. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 364(1515), 409-20 [Open Access Article (Europe PMC)] [PubMed] 

Cowan JA, Rosen SM, Moore DR (2009) Putting the auditory processing back into auditory processing disorder in children. From Cacace AT, McFarland DJ (Ed.), Current Controversies in Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)

Moore DR (2008) Reverse translation: clearing a path from bedside to bench. Nature 454(7202), 274 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Halliday LF, Taylor JL, Edmondson-Jones AM, Moore DR (2008) Frequency discrimination learning in children. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 123(6), 4393-402 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Hawker K, Ramirez-Inscoe J, Bishop DV, Twomey T, O'Donoghue GM, Moore DR (2008) Disproportionate language impairment in children using cochlear implants. Ear and Hearing 29(3), 467-71 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Sumner CJ, Palmer AR, Moore DR (2008) The need for a cool head: reversible inactivation reveals functional segregation in auditory cortex. Nature Neuroscience 11(5), 530-1 [PubMed] [Link to Website*] 

Moore DR, Ferguson MA, Halliday LF, Riley A (2008) Frequency discrimination in children: perception, learning and attention. Hearing Research 238(1-2), 147-54 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Moore DR, Shepherd RK (2008) The auditory brain--a tribute to Dexter R.F. Irvine. Hearing research 238(1-2), 1-2 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Moore DR, Ferguson MA, Riley A, Halliday LF (2008) Auditory processing disorder (APD) in children. 1st International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research (ISAAR 2007 Centertryk A/S , 281-290

Palmer AR, Hall DA, Sumner C, Barrett DJ, Jones S, Nakamoto K, Moore DR (2007) Some investigations into non-passive listening. Hearing Research 229(1-2), 148-57 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Bajo VM, Nodal FR, Bizley JK, Moore DR, King AJ (2007) The ferret auditory cortex: descending projections to the inferior colliculus. Cerebral Cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991) 17(2), 475-91 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Moore DR (2007) Auditory processing disorders: acquisition and treatment. Journal of communication disorders 40(4), 295-304 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Moore DR, Amitay S (2007) Auditory training: rules and applications. Seminars in Hearing 28(2), 99-109 [Abstract]

Moore DR, Palmer AR, Hall DA, Sumner CJ (2007) The Listening Brain. Special Issue of Hearing Research 229: Issues 1-2. Handbook of Cognition and Perception 229, Issues 1-2

Moore DR, Palmer AR, Hall DA, Sumner CJ (2007) Auditory Cortex 2006: the listening brain. Hearing Research 229, 1-156 [DOI] 

Amitay S, Irwin A, Moore DR (2006) Discrimination learning induced by training with identical stimuli. Nature Neuroscience 9, 1446-8 [PubMed] [DOI] 

Amitay S, Nelson A, Hawkey DJC, Cowan JA, Moore DR (2006) A comparison of adaptive procedures for rapid and reliable threshold assessment and training in naive listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 119, 1616-1625 [PubMed] [Abstract]

Bajo VM, Nodal FR, Bizley JK, Moore DR, King AJ (2006) The Ferret Auditory Cortex: Descending Projections to the Inferior Colliculus. Cerebral Cortex 17(2), 475-491 [PubMed] [Abstract]

Devlin JT, Sillery EL, Hall DA, Hobden P, Behrens T, Nunes RG, Clare S, Matthews PM, Moore DR, Johansen-Berg H (2006) Reliable identification of the auditory thalamus using multi-modal structural analyses. NeuroImage 30, 1112-1120 [PubMed] [Abstract]

Moore DR (2006) Auditory processing disorder (APD) ? Potential contribution of mouse research. Brain Research 1091, 200-206 [PubMed] [Abstract]

Moore DR (2006) Auditory processing disorder (APD): Definition, diagnosis, neural basis, and intervention. Audiological Medicine 4, 4-11 [Abstract]

Amitay S, Hawkey DJC, Moore DR (2005) Auditory frequency discrimination learning is affected by stimulus variability. Perception and Psychophysics 67 (4), 691-698 [Abstract]

Bajo VM, Moore DR (2005) Descending projections from the auditory cortex to the inferior colliculus in the gerbil. Journal of Comparative Neurology 486(2), 101-116 [Abstract]

Hartley DEH, Moore DR (2005) Effects of otitis media with effusion on auditory temporal resolution. International Journal of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology 69(6), 757-769 [Abstract]

Moore DR (2005) Auditory learning: Implications for speech perception. Proceedings of the ISCA Workshop on Plasticity in Speech Perception, London [Abstract]

Moore DR, Rosenberg J, Coleman JS (2005) Discrimination training of phonemic contrasts enhances phonological processing in mainstream school children. Brain and Language 94(1), 72-85 [Abstract]

Hawkey DJC, Amitay S, Moore DR (2004) Early and Rapid Perceptual Learning. Nature Neuroscience 7 (10), 1055-1056 [DOI] [Abstract]

Hill PR, Hartley DEH, Glasberg BR, Moore BCJ, Moore DR (2004) Auditory Processing Efficiency and Temporal Resolution in Children and Adults. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research 47, 1022-1029 [Abstract]

Moore DR, Devlin JT, Raley J, Tunbridge E, Lanary K, Floyer-Lea A, Narain C, Cohen I, Jezzard P, Burton MJ, Matthews PM (2004) Effects of Long Term Unilateral Hearing Loss on the Lateralizatoin of fMRI Measured Activation in Human Auditory Cortex. From Syka J, Merzenich MM (Ed.), Plasticity of the Central Auditory System and Processing of Complex Acoustic Signals

Moore DR, King AJ (2004) Plasticity of binaural systems. From Parks TN, Rubel EW, Popper AN, Fay RR (Ed.), Development and plasticity of the auditory system. Handbook of auditory research.

Roberts JE, Hunter L, Gravel J, Rosenfeld R, Berman S, Haggard M, Hall J, Lannon C, Moore DR, Vernon-Feagans L, Wallace I (2004) Otitis media, hearing loss, and language learning: controversies and current research. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25, 110-22 [Abstract]

Vale C, Juiz JM, Moore DR, Sanes DH (2004) Unilateral cochlear ablation produces greater loss of inhibition in the contralateral inferior colliculus. European Journal of Neuroscience 20, 2133-2140 [Abstract]

Devlin JT, Raley J, Tunbridge E, Lanary K, Floyer-Lea A, Narain C, Cohen I, Behrens T, Jezzard P, Matthews PM, Moore DR (2003) Functional Asymmetry for Auditory Processing in Human Primary Auditory Cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 23(37), 11516-11522 [Abstract]

Hall DA, Moore DR (2003) The salience of looming sounds. Current Biology 13, R91-R93 [Abstract]

Hartley DEH, Hill PR, Moore DR (2003) The auditory basis of language impairments: Temporal processing versus processing efficiiency hypotheses. International Journal of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology, S137-S142 [Abstract]

Hogan S, Moore DR (2003) Impaired Binaural Hearing in Children Produced by a Threshold Level of Middle Ear Disease. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 4, 123-129 [Abstract]

King AJ, Parsons CH, Moore DR (2003) Plasticity in the neural coding of auditory space in the mammalian brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 97, 11821-11828

Moore DR (2003) Cortical neurons signal sound novelty. Nature Neuroscience 6, 330-332 [Abstract]

Moore DR (2003) Auditory Neuroscience - Impace on Audiology. Iranian Audiology 2, 87-88

Moore DR, Amitay S, Hawkey DJC (2003) Auditory perceptual learning. Learning & Memory 10, 83-85 [Abstract]

Moore DR, Hartley DEH, Hogan S (2003) Effects of Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) on Central Auditory Function. International Journal of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology 67S1, S63-S67 [Abstract]

Rosenberg J, Moore DR (2003) Winning Game. Bulletin of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists June, 5-6 [Abstract]

Hartley DEH, Moore DR (2002) Effects of conductive hearing loss on temporal aspects of sound transmission through the ear. Hearing Research 177, 53-60 [Abstract]

Hartley DEH, Moore DR (2002) Auditory processing efficiency deficits in children with developmental language impairments. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 112, 2962-2966 [Abstract]

Moore DR (2002) Auditory development and the role of experience. British Medical Bulletin 63, 171-182 [Abstract]

Russell FA, Moore DR (2002) Ultrastructural effects of unilateral deafening on afferents to the gerbil medial superior olivary nucleus. Hearing Research 173, 43-61 [Abstract]

Moore DR (2001) Sensorimotor training and special education - Can practice make perfect? British Journal of Special Education 28, 138-141 [Abstract]

Moore DR, Hogan S, Kacelnik O, Parsons CH, Rose MM, King AJ (2001) Auditory learning as a cause and treatment of central dysfunction. Audiology & Neuro-Otology 6, 216-220 [Abstract]

Moore DR, Rothholtz V, King AJ (2001) Hearing: Cortical activation does matter. Current Biology 11, R782-R784 [Abstract]

Moore DR, Schnupp Jan WH, King AJ (2001) Coding the temporal structure of sounds in auditory cortex. Nature Neuroscience 4, 1055-1056 [Abstract]

Tierney TS, Doubell TP, Xia G, Moore DR (2001) Development of brain derived neurotrophic factor and neurotrophin-3 immunoreactivity in the lower auditory brainstem of the postnatal gerbil. European Journal of Neuroscience 14, 785-793 [Abstract]

Hartley DEH, Wright BA, Hogan S, Moore DR (2000) Age related improvements in auditory backward and simultaneous masking in 6 to 10 year old children. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research 43, 1402-1415 [Abstract]

Moore DR (2000) Auditory neuroscience: Is speech special? Current Biology 10, R362-R364 [Abstract]

Mossop JE, Wilson MJ, Caspary DM, Moore DR (2000) Down-regulation of inhibition following unilateral deafening. Hearing Research 147, 183-187 [Abstract]

Moore DR, Hine JE, Jiang ZD, Matsuda H, Parsons CH, King AJ (1999) Conductive Hearing Loss Produces a Reversible Binaural Hearing Impairment. Journal of Neuroscience 19, 8704-8711 [Link to Website*] [Abstract]

Moore DR, King AJ (1999) Auditory perception: the near and far of sound localization. Current Biology 9, R361-R363 [Abstract]

Pallas SL, Littman T, Moore DR (1999) Cross-modal respecification of callosal connectivity without altering thalamocortical input. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 96, 8751-8756 [Abstract]

Russell FA, Moore DR (1999) Effects of unilateral cochlear removal on dendrites in the gerbil medial superior olivary nucleus. European Journal of Neuroscience 11, 1379-1390 [Abstract]

King AJ, Jiang ZD, Moore DR (1998) Auditory brainstem projections to the ferret superior colliculus: anatomical contribution to the neural coding of sound azimuth. Journal of Comparative Neurology 390, 342-365 [Abstract]

Moore DR, Hogan S, Culling JF, King AJ (1998) Effects of conductive loss on binaural hearing in humans and animals. From Psychophysical and Physiological Advances in Hearing

Moore DR, King AJ (1998) What can auditory neuroethology tell us about speech processing? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21, 276-277 [Abstract]

Moore DR, Kotak VC, Sanes DH (1998) Commissural and lemniscal synaptic input to the gerbil inferior colliculus. Journal of Neurophysiology 80, 2229-2236 [Abstract]

Moore DR, Rogers NJ, O'Leary SJ (1998) Loss of cochlear nucleus neurons following aminoglycoside antibiotics or cochlear removal. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology 107, 337-343 [Abstract]

O'Leary SJ, Moore DR (1998) The development of cochlear sensitivity to aminoglycoside antibiotics. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology 107, 220-226 [Abstract]