Professor Brian Moore

Brian Moore

University position



Department of Psychology


Home page (personal home page)

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience


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.

Research Focus



hearing loss

hearing aids



Clinical conditions


Hearing and balance deficits

Language disorders

Menierre's disease


Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Randomised control trials



Thomas Baer

Brian Glasberg

United Kingdom

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Key publications

Moore BCJ, Glasberg BR (2007), “Modeling binaural loudness” J Acoust Soc Am 121:1604-1612

Moore BCJ, Glasberg BR, Hopkins K (2006), “Frequency discrimination of complex tones by hearing-impaired subjects: Evidence for loss of ability to use temporal fine structure information” Hear Res 222:16-27

Moore BCJ, Tan CT, Zacharov N, Matilla V-V (2004), “Measuring and predicting the perceived quality of music and speech subjected to combined linear and nonlinear distortion” J Audio Eng Soc 52:1228-1244



Jackson HM, Moore BC (2014), “The role of excitation-pattern, temporal-fine-structure, and envelope cues in the discrimination of complex tones.” J Acoust Soc Am 135(3):1356-70 Details

Kolarik AJ, Cirstea S, Pardhan S, Moore BC (2014), “A summary of research investigating echolocation abilities of blind and sighted humans.” Hear Res 310:60-8 Details

Madsen SM, Moore BC (2014), “Effects of compression and onset/offset asynchronies on the detection of one tone in the presence of another.” J Acoust Soc Am 135(5):2902-12 Details

Stone MA, Paul AM, Axon P, Moore BC (2014), “A technique for estimating the occlusion effect for frequencies below 125 Hz.” Ear Hear 35(1):49-55 Details

Wicher A, Moore BC (2014), “Effect of broadband and narrowband contralateral noise on psychophysical tuning curves and otoacoustic emissions.” J Acoust Soc Am 135(5):2931-41 Details

Zhang T, Dorman MF, Gifford R, Moore BC (2014), “Cochlear dead regions constrain the benefit of combining acoustic stimulation with electric stimulation.” Ear Hear 35(4):410-7 Details


Boyle PJ, Nunn TB, O'Connor AF, Moore BC (2013), “STARR: a speech test for evaluation of the effectiveness of auditory prostheses under realistic conditions.” Ear Hear 34(2):203-12 Details

Chen J, Baer T, Moore BC (2013), “Effect of spectral change enhancement for the hearing impaired using parameter values selected with a genetic algorithm.” J Acoust Soc Am 133(5):2910-20 Details

Jackson HM, Moore BC (2013), “The dominant region for the pitch of complex tones with low fundamental frequencies.” J Acoust Soc Am 134(2):1193-204 Details

Jackson HM, Moore BC (2013), “Contribution of temporal fine structure information and fundamental frequency separation to intelligibility in a competing-speaker paradigm.” J Acoust Soc Am 133(4):2421-30 Details

Kolarik AJ, Pardhan S, Cirstea S, Moore BC (2013), “Using acoustic information to perceive room size: effects of blindness, room reverberation time, and stimulus.” Perception 42(9):985-90 Details

Malicka AN, Munro KJ, Baer T, Baker RJ, Moore BC (2013), “The effect of low-pass filtering on identification of nonsense syllables in quiet by school-age children with and without cochlear dead regions.” Ear Hear 34(4):458-69 Details

Margolis RH, Eikelboom RH, Johnson C, Ginter SM, Swanepoel de W, Moore BC (2013), “False air-bone gaps at 4 kHz in listeners with normal hearing and sensorineural hearing loss.” Int J Audiol 52(8):526-32 Details

Moore BC, Kenyon O, Glasberg BR, Demany L (2013), “Assessing the possible role of frequency-shift detectors in the ability to hear out partials in complex tones.” Adv Exp Med Biol 787:127-35 Details

Moore BC, Popelka GR (2013), “Preliminary comparison of bone-anchored hearing instruments and a dental device as treatments for unilateral hearing loss.” Int J Audiol 52(10):678-86 Details

Moore BC, Sęk A (2013), “Comparison of the CAM2 and NAL-NL2 hearing aid fitting methods.” Ear Hear 34(1):83-95 Details


Aazh H, Moore BC, Prasher D (2012), “The accuracy of matching target insertion gains with open-fit hearing aids.” Am J Audiol 21(2):175-80 Details

Chen J, Baer T, Moore BC (2012), “Effect of enhancement of spectral changes on speech intelligibility and clarity preferences for the hearing impaired.” J Acoust Soc Am 131(4):2987-98 Details

Chen J, Li H, Li L, Wu X, Moore BC (2012), “Informational masking of speech produced by speech-like sounds without linguistic content.” J Acoust Soc Am 131(4):2914-26 Details

Ernst SM, Moore BC (2012), “The role of time and place cues in the detection of frequency modulation by hearing-impaired listeners.” J Acoust Soc Am 131(6):4722-31 Details

Fritz C, Blackwell AF, Cross I, Woodhouse J, Moore BC (2012), “Exploring violin sound quality: investigating English timbre descriptors and correlating resynthesized acoustical modifications with perceptual properties.” J Acoust Soc Am 131(1):783-94 Details

Füllgrabe C, Moore BC (2012), “Objective and subjective measures of pure-tone stream segregation based on interaural time differences.” Hear Res 291(1-2):24-33 Details

Goldman SA, Baer T, Moore BC (2012), “Comodulation masking release: effects of training and experimental design on use of within- and across-channel cues.” J Acoust Soc Am 132(1):303-16 Details

Hopkins K, King A, Moore BC (2012), “The effect of compression speed on intelligibility: simulated hearing-aid processing with and without original temporal fine structure information.” J Acoust Soc Am 132(3):1592-601 Details

Léger AC, Moore BC, Gnansia D, Lorenzi C (2012), “Effects of spectral smearing on the identification of speech in noise filtered into low- and mid-frequency regions.” J Acoust Soc Am 131(5):4114-23 Details

Léger AC, Moore BC, Lorenzi C (2012), “Abnormal speech processing in frequency regions where absolute thresholds are normal for listeners with high-frequency hearing loss.” Hear Res 294(1-2):95-103 Details

Léger AC, Moore BC, Lorenzi C (2012), “Temporal and spectral masking release in low- and mid-frequency regions for normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners.” J Acoust Soc Am 131(2):1502-14 Details

Lunner T, Hietkamp RK, Andersen MR, Hopkins K, Moore BC (2012), “Effect of speech material on the benefit of temporal fine structure information in speech for young normal-hearing and older hearing-impaired participants.” Ear Hear 33(3):377-88 Details

Moore BC (2012), “Effects of bandwidth, compression speed, and gain at high frequencies on preferences for amplified music.” Trends Amplif 16(3):159-72 Details

Moore BC (2012), “Contributions of von Békésy to psychoacoustics.” Hear Res 293(1-2):51-7 Details

Moore BC, Creeke S, Glasberg BR, Stone MA, Sek A (2012), “A version of the TEN Test for use with ER-3A insert earphones.” Ear Hear 33(4):554-7 Details

Moore BC, Ernst SM (2012), “Frequency difference limens at high frequencies: evidence for a transition from a temporal to a place code.” J Acoust Soc Am 132(3):1542-7 Details

Moore BC, Glasberg BR, Oxenham AJ (2012), “Effects of pulsing of a target tone on the ability to hear it out in different types of complex sounds.” J Acoust Soc Am 131(4):2927-37 Details

Moore BC, Glasberg BR, Stoev M, Füllgrabe C, Hopkins K (2012), “The influence of age and high-frequency hearing loss on sensitivity to temporal fine structure at low frequencies (L).” J Acoust Soc Am 131(2):1003-6 Details

Moore BC, Gockel HE (2012), “Properties of auditory stream formation.” Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367(1591):919-31 Details

Moore BC, Vickers DA, Mehta A (2012), “The effects of age on temporal fine structure sensitivity in monaural and binaural conditions.” Int J Audiol 51(10):715-21 Details

Neher T, Lunner T, Hopkins K, Moore BC (2012), “Binaural temporal fine structure sensitivity, cognitive function, and spatial speech recognition of hearing-impaired listeners (L).” J Acoust Soc Am 131(4):2561-4 Details

Schwartz JL, Grimault N, Hupé JM, Moore BC, Pressnitzer D (2012), “Multistability in perception: binding sensory modalities, an overview.” Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367(1591):896-905 Details

Sęk A, Moore BC (2012), “Implementation of two tests for measuring sensitivity to temporal fine structure.” Int J Audiol 51(1):58-63 Details

Stone MA, Anton K, Moore BC (2012), “Use of high-rate envelope speech cues and their perceptually relevant dynamic range for the hearing impaired.” J Acoust Soc Am 132(2):1141-51 Details

Stone MA, Füllgrabe C, Moore BC (2012), “Notionally steady background noise acts primarily as a modulation masker of speech.” J Acoust Soc Am 132(1):317-26 Details

Teki S, Kumar S, von Kriegstein K, Stewart L, Lyness CR, Moore BC, Capleton B, Griffiths TD (2012), “Navigating the auditory scene: an expert role for the hippocampus.” J Neurosci 32(35):12251-7 Details

Wang J, Baer T, Glasberg BR, Stone MA, Ye D, Moore BC (2012), “Pitch perception of concurrent harmonic tones with overlapping spectra.” J Acoust Soc Am 132(1):339-56 Details


Goldman SA, Baer T, Moore BC (2011), “Effects of the selective disruption of within- and across-channel cues to comodulation masking release.” J Acoust Soc Am 130(5):2866-73 Details

Moore BC, Füllgrabe C, Stone MA (2011), “Determination of preferred parameters for multichannel compression using individually fitted simulated hearing AIDS and paired comparisons.” Ear Hear 32(5):556-68 Details

Moore BC, Glasberg BR (2011), “The effect of hearing loss on the resolution of partials and fundamental frequency discrimination.” J Acoust Soc Am 130(5):2891-901 Details

Moore BC, Gockel HE (2011), “Resolvability of components in complex tones and implications for theories of pitch perception.” Hear Res 276(1-2):88-97 Details

Moore BC, Sek A (2011), “Effect of level on the discrimination of harmonic and frequency-shifted complex tones at high frequencies.” J Acoust Soc Am 129(5):3206-12 Details

Stone MA, Füllgrabe C, Mackinnon RC, Moore BC (2011), “The importance for speech intelligibility of random fluctuations in "steady" background noise.” J Acoust Soc Am 130(5):2874-81 Details


Moore BC, Füllgrabe C (2010), “Evaluation of the CAMEQ2-HF method for fitting hearing aids with multichannel amplitude compression.” Ear Hear 31(5):657-66 Details

Moore BC, Füllgrabe C, Stone MA (2010), “Effect of spatial separation, extended bandwidth, and compression speed on intelligibility in a competing-speech task.” J Acoust Soc Am 128(1):360-71 Details

Moore BC, Glasberg BR, Stone MA (2010), “Development of a new method for deriving initial fittings for hearing aids with multi-channel compression: CAMEQ2-HF.” Int J Audiol 49(3):216-27 Details

Moore BC, Vinay, Sandhya (2010), “The relationship between tinnitus pitch and the edge frequency of the audiogram in individuals with hearing impairment and tonal tinnitus.” Hear Res 261(1-2):51-6 Details


Moore BC, Vinay (2009), “Amplitude modulation detection by listeners with unilateral dead regions.” J Am Acad Audiol 20(10):597-606 Details