Travis  Moore, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A
Assistant Professor
School of Health Professions
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: 2126 CHS Building 2
Phone: 205-726-4694

Travis M. Moore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Samford University. He received his clinical doctorate degree in audiology (Au.D.) from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine where he trained to administer and interpret diagnostic tests of the auditory and vestibular systems. Dr. Moore practiced as an audiologist after graduation but returned to academia to pursue a degree in research. Dr. Moore earned his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt’s Graduate School, specializing in auditory neuroscience and psychoacoustics. Currently, he teaches doctoral-level students in the audiology program at Samford and maintains an active line of research. Dr. Moore’s research interests include using virtual reality to explore auditory spatial processing and investigating the psychophysiological effects of hearing loss.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Hearing Science, Vanderbilt University
  • Au.D., Doctor of Audiology, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
  • B.A., German Language and Literature, Northern Illinois University, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
  • Certification: CCC-A, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • License: Alabama state license for audiology, Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology (ABESPA)


  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama (SHAA)


  • Psychophysics
  • Systems neuroscience
  • Electroencephalography (event-related potentials, microstate analysis, electrical neuroimaging)
  • Virtual reality and computer programming

Recent Publications

  • Moore, T.M., Picou, E.M. (2018). A potential bias in subjective ratings of mental effort. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61(9), 2405-2421.
  • Stecker, G.C., Moore, T.M. (2018). Reverberation enhances onset dominance in sound localization. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143(2), 786-793.
  • Moore, T.M., Key, A.P.F., Thelen, A., Hornsby, B.W.Y. (2017). Neural mechanisms of mental fatigue elicited by sustained auditory processing. Neuropsychologia, 106, 371-382.
  • Picou, E.M., Moore, T.M., Ricketts, T.A. (2017). The effects of directional processing on objective and subjective listening effort. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 60, 199-211.
  • Moore, T.M., Hood, L.J., & Hornsby, B.W. (2014). Estimates of cochlear compression using distortion product otoacoustic emissions and growth of forward masking. Ear and Hearing, 35(6), 711-714.
  • Stecker, G.C., Moore, T.M., Folkerts, M., Zotkin, D., Duraiswami, R. (2018). Toward objective measures of auditory co-immersion in virtual and augmented reality. Paper presented at the Audio Engineering Society Conference: 2018 AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Recent Presentations

  • Moore, T. and Stecker, G. C. (2019, May). Context-Dependent Trading of Binaural Spatial Cues in Virtual Reality. Poster presented at the 177th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Louisville, KY.
  • Moore, T. and Picou, E. (2018, April). Impact of an Online Learning Module on Student Confidence. Poster presented at the American Academy of Audiology annual convention, Nashville, TN.
  • Hornsby, B. and Moore, T. (2015, March). Hearing Loss, Mental Effort and Fatigue. Poster presented at the American Auditory Society Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ.

Research Areas

  • Binaural cue processing
  • Auditory spatial perception in virtual reality environments
  • Emotional processing of sound
  • Listening effort and mental fatigue