CANCELLED - A Career in Auditory Science

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27 March 2020

ENS, Jaurès building, room Jaurès, 24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris


Brian CJ Moore will do us the honor of presenting his scientific achievements and an overview of his magnificent scientific career.

This conference is organized by Prof Christian Lorenzi and Dr Léo Varnet (Laboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs).

Admission is free, and the conference (in English) is intended for all audiences (student, researcher, teacher, practitioner) interested in hearing science and sensorineural hearing loss.

Brian Moore started his Ph.D. in hearing sciences in October, 1968. He is now Emeritus Professor of Auditory Perception in the University of Cambridge. His research interests are the perception of sound; development of new diagnostic tests of hearing; design of signal processing hearing aids for sensorineural hearing loss; methods for fitting hearing aids to the individual. 

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Acoustical Society of America, The Audio Engineering Society, The British Society of Audiology, and 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 President of the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals (UK). 

He has written or edited 20 books including his famous “Introduction to the Psychology of hearing” and “Cochlear hearing loss”, and over 730 scientific papers and book chapters. He has been awarded the Littler Prize and the Littler Lecture of the British Society of Audiology, the Silver and Gold medals of the Acoustical Society of America, the first International Award in Hearing from the American Academy of Audiology, the Award of Merit from the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, the Hugh Knowles Prize for Distinguished Achievement, and an honorary doctorate from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland. 

In about fifty years of career, Brian CJ Moore has shaped the interdisciplinary field of hearing sciences. The impact of his work in the field of psychoacoustics is tremendous, both from the point of view of research and teaching. His work on the perception of loudness, the pitch of sounds, auditory temporal processing, auditory scenes analysis and speech recognition. The impact of this translational work in the field of experimental and clinical audiology is also fundamental. His work has greatly enhanced our understanding of the perceptual consequences of cochlear damage, leading to new screening tests and compression systems for modern hearing aids.

Over these years, Brian CJ Moore has trained a wide number of students and postdoctoral researchers who are now either working in the academia or the cochlear-implant or hearing-aid industry around the world. He has been collaborating with a huge number of research teams around the globe and with the major industrial partners in the field of audiology.