Department:School of Medicine
Professor Moore's research focuses on the perception of sound by people with normal and impaired hearing, and on the design and fitting of hearing aids.
A model of the perception of loudness, developed in Professor Moore's laboratory, has formed the basis for an American National Standard (ANSI) and an International (ISO) standard. Meanwhile, a test for diagnosing 'dead regions' in the cochlea, also developed in Professor Moore's laboratory, has been implemented in the audiometers of major manufacturers and is in use in more than 1,500 audiology clinics around the world. The manufacturer of a novel hearing aid has adopted a method for fitting hearing aids developed by Professor Moore.
Professor Moore has published over 550 refereed journal articles.
Professor Moore's area of research is psychoacoustics, broadly defined as the perception of sound, he studies both normal hearing and hearing loss, especially hearing loss caused by dysfunction of the cochlea and auditory nerve. Professor Moore applies the knowledge obtained from basic research to develop models of auditory processes and to develop methods for the design and fitting of hearing aids and cochlear implants. Professor Moore has had extensive collaborations with hearing aid manufacturers and manufacturers of mobile telephones (Nokia and Samsung).
Professor Moore has supervised 28 PhD and MPhil students since 1981.
Honours and awards
Moore, B. C. J. (2016) Effects of age and hearing loss on the processing of auditory temporal fine structure, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 894, 1-8.
Moore, B. C. J. (2016) Effects of sound-induced hearing loss and hearing aids on the perception of music, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 64, 112-123.
Moore, B. C. J. (2016) A review of the perceptual effects of hearing loss for frequencies above 3 kHz, International Journal of Audiology, 55, 707-714.
Moore, B. C. J., Glasberg, B. R., Varathanathan, A. and Schlittenlacher, J. (2016) A loudness model for time-varying sounds incorporating binaural inhibition, Trends in Hearing, 20, 1-16.
Moore, B. C. J., Kolarik, A., Stone, M. A. and Lee, Y.-W. (2016) Evaluation of a method for enhancing interaural level differences at low frequencies, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, 2817-2828.
Moore, B. C. J. and Sek, A. (2016) Comparison of the CAM2A and NAL-NL2 hearing-aid fitting methods for participants with a wide range of hearing losses, International Journal of Audiology, 55, 93-100.
Moore, B. C. J. and Sek, A. P. (2016) Preferred compression speed for speech and music and its relationship to sensitivity to temporal fine structure, Trends in Hearing, 20, 1-15.
Aazh, H. and Moore, B. C. J. (2017) Usefulness of self-report questionnaires for psychological assessment of patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis and patients' views of the questionnaires, International Journal of Audiology, 56, 483-492.
Füllgrabe, C., Harland, A. J., Sek, A. P. and Moore, B. C. J. (2017) Development of a method for determining binaural sensitivity to temporal fine structure, International Journal of Audiology, 56, 926-935.
Füllgrabe, C. and Moore, B. C. J. (2017) Evaluation of a method for determining binaural sensitivity to temporal fine structure (TFS-AF test) for older listeners with normal and impaired low-frequency hearing, Trends in Hearing, 21, 1-14.
Jurado, C., Gallegos, P., Gordillo, D. and Moore, B. C. J. (2017) The detailed shapes of equal-loudness-level contours at low frequencies, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 142, 3821-3832.
Kolarik, A., Scarfe, A. C., Moore, B. C. J. and Pardhan, S. (2017) Blindness enhances auditory obstacle circumvention: Assessing echolocation, sensory substitution, and visual-based navigation, PLoS One, 12, e017575.
Kolarik, A. J., Cirstea, S., Pardhan, S. and Moore, B. C. J. (2017) Auditory spatial representations of the world are compressed in blind humans, Experimental Brain Research, 235, 597-606.
Kolarik, A. J., Raman, R., Moore, B. C. J., Cirstea, S., Gopalakrishnan, S. and Pardhan, S. (2017) Partial visual loss affects self-reports of hearing abilities measured using a modified version of the Speech, Spatial, and Qualities of Hearing Questionnaire, Frontiers in Psychology, 8, Article 561.
Salorio-Corbetto, M., Baer, T. and Moore, B. C. J. (2017) Evaluation of a frequency-lowering algorithm for adults with high-frequency hearing loss, Trends in Hearing, 1-23, (in press).
Thwaites, A., Schlittenlacher, J., Nimmo-Smith, I., Marslen-Wilson, W. D. and Moore, B. C. J. (2017) Tonotopic representation of loudness in the human cortex, Hearing Research, 344, 244-254.
Zorila, T.-C., Stylianou, Y., Flanagan, S. and Moore, B. C. J. (2017) Evaluation of near-end speech enhancement under equal-loudness constraint for listeners with normal-hearing and mild-to-moderate hearing loss, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141, 189-196.
Lee, Y. W. & Moore, B. C. J. (2015). Parameter-based binaural hearing aid algorithms to improve speech intelligibility and localization in complex environments. 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, Italy, 5585-5588.
Léger, A., Heinz, M. G., Braida, L. D. & Moore, B. C. J. (2015). Sensitivity to interaural time differences in envelope and fine structure, individually and in combination. ARO 38th Annual Midwinter Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Abstract PS-703.
Moore, B. C. J. (2015). Effects of sound-induced hearing loss and hearing aids on the perception of music. AES 58th International Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 1-8.
Zorila, T.-C., Flanagan, S., Moore, B. C. J. & Stylianou, Y. (2016). Effectiveness of near-end speech enhancement under equal-loudness and equal-level constraints. Interspeech, San Francisco, CA, USA, 126-130.
Professor Moore has been interviewed about his work by BBC radio and has appeared in TV documentaries.