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Thank You Dr. Brian Moore

A good scientist always has a pen, 2010.

Even reading a small fraction of the 700 or so publications (and 19 books) of Dr. Brian Moore, one gets a sense that his mind is clear, efficient, and creative.  Rumours abound that Brian can conceive of an experiment in the morning, run subjects in the afternoon, and write up the paper in the evening.  Of course, this is hyperbole but it does speak to Brian’s level of energy which, according to his many ex-PhD students, is contagious.

Kindness and humanness are other attributes that are spoken of whenever you speak of Brian Moore.  And throughout all of this he is an excellent guitar player and musician.

In 2008 with self-made electric guitar (made when he was 15 years old).

We have amassed a group of ten articles written by his colleagues, and previous PhD students.  In no particular order, we would like to thank Andrew Oxenham, Karolina Kluk-de Kort, Bob Harrison, Chris Plack, Christian Lorenzi, Deb Vickers, Navid Shahnaz, Bob Carylon, Sara Madsen, and Neil Hockley.  These authors collectively have helped to paint a picture of Brian Moore as being enthusiastic, creative, gentle, humorous, brilliant, supportive …. and we have run out of adjectives; a most delightful person.

Some old lab members, 1984 (BCJM, Shailor, Glasberg, Carlyon).

BSA Keele, Awards to Lab members, 2013 (BCJM, Glasberg, Baer, Stone).

Doctorat Honoris Causa, Poznan 2015 (1). Taken by Maciej Męczyski, the official Photo-Reporter of Adam Mickiewicz University.

ARO, After receiving Award of Merit, 2008 (Carlyon, BCJM, Plack, Hafter).


We would also like to thank Dr. Manohar Bance and Dr. Hedwig Gockel for supplying some wonderful pictures, and to all for keeping this issue of CanadianAudiologist.ca a top-secret from Brian.And to celebrate Brian Moore’s 75th Birthday his colleagues are holding a special Hearing Symposium in Cambridge, UK on 25th – 26th March 2021.

It has been an honour to co-ordinate this special issue of CanadianAudiologist.ca to celebrate and fete the life and work of Dr. Brian Moore.

Marshall Chasin, AuD
Steve Aiken, PhD
David Baguley, PhD
Guest Editors

About the authors
Marshall Chasin, AuD

Marshall Chasin, AuD, Doctor of Audiology, Editor in Chief

Marshall is the director of research at the Musicians' Clinics of Canada and has presented and published extensively on the topics of hearing loss prevention in musicians and hearing aids for music.

Other than being the editor in chief of Canadian Audiologist, Marshall Chasin writes a regular column in the Hearing Review called Back to Basics. Some of these columns are reprinted in this issue of Canadian Audiologist with permission of the Hearing Review.

Steve Aiken, PhD

Steve Aiken is an associate professor at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Departments of Surgery, Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. He received a master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Western Ontario and a PhD in Medical Science from the University of Toronto. He is a past-president of the Canadian Academy of Audiology, founder of the Canadian Infant Hearing Task Force, associate editor of Canadian Audiologist, and co-chair of the Canadian Hearing and Auditory Research Translation group.

David Baguley, PhD

David Baguley is a Professor of Hearing at the University of Nottingham, England, working in the Division of Clinical Neurosciences. David has published over 200 papers, and edited and co-authored several Audiology textbooks. For over 30 years David led the Audiology and Auditory Implant teams at Cambridge University Hospitals, and in that role was instrumental in forging strong links between the clinical and research communities: hence his great personal and professional appreciation for Brian Moore.