Deputy Head of Department
Professor of Auditory Perception
Brian Moore received his B.A. in Natural Sciences in 1968 and his Ph.D. in Psychoacoustics in 1971, both from the University of Cambridge, England. He is currently Professor of Auditory Perception in the University of Cambridge. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Brooklyn College, the City University of New York, and the University of California at Berkeley and was a van Houten Fellow at the Institute for Perception Research, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. His research interests are: the perception of sound; mechanisms of normal hearing and hearing impairments; relationship of auditory abilities to speech perception; design of signal processing hearing aids for sensorineural hearing loss; methods for fitting hearing aids to the individual; design and specification of high-fidelity sound-reproducing equipment; perception of music and of musical instruments. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the Belgian Society of Audiology and the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists. He is a member of the Experimental Psychology Society (UK), the British Society of Audiology, The American Speech-Language Hearing Association, The American Auditory Society, the Audio Engineering Society, the Association for Research in Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Audiology. He is President of the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals (UK). He has written or edited 17 books and over 590 scientific papers and book chapters. He has twice received the Littler Prize of the British Society of Audiology. In 2003 he was awarded the Acoustical Society of America Silver Medal in physiological and psychological acoustics. In 2004 he received the first "International Award in Hearing" from the American Academy of Audiology. In 2008 he received the “Award of Merit” from the Association for Research in Otolaryngology and the Hugh Knowles Prize for Distinguished Achievement from Northwestern University. In 2010 he gave the Distinguished Heyser memorial Lecture to the Audio Engineering Society. He is wine steward of Wolfson College, Cambridge.
Mechanisms of normal hearing and hearing impairments; relationship of auditory abilities to speech perception; design of signal processing hearing aids for sensorineural hearing loss; fitting of hearing aids to suit the individual; electrical stimulation as a means of restoring hearing to the totally deaf; design and specification of high-fidelity sound-reproducing equipment; development of models of auditory perception, especially loudness perception.
Moore, B. C. J. (2012). An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing, 6th Ed. (Emerald, Bingley, UK), pp. 1-441.
Moore, B. C. J., Füllgrabe, C., and Stone, M. A. (2010). "Effect of spatial separation, extended bandwidth, and compression speed on intelligibility in a competing-speech task," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 128, 360-371.
Moore, B. C. J. (2008). "The role of temporal fine structure processing in pitch perception, masking, and speech perception for normal-hearing and hearing-impaired people," J. Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol. 9, 399-406.