Definition of monaural in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɒnˈɔːr(ə)l/


1Of or involving one ear.
Example sentences
  • They found that patients who were fitted binaurally after a monaural trial perceived their hearing aids to have a higher value.
  • Such monaural listening conditions occur not only in people who are deaf in one ear, but when a sound on one side is too quiet to reach one of the ears.
  • For the most part, studies of monaural loudness adaptation with both procedures have treated the ear of input rather casually.
2 another term for monophonic (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • Analog telephones currently found in every U.S. home suffer from extremely poor, monaural AM radio quality sound.
  • Aside from the film's musical scenes, which would have been much livelier in stereo, the monaural soundtrack is quite adequate.
  • The frequency is 3880.0 MHz, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.



Example sentences
  • Stimuli were presented monaurally via TDH - 49 headphones, selecting left or right ear randomly.
  • The case studies used in the survey were of patients who had been fitted with hearing aids binaurally, except for case 2 who obviously was fitted monaurally.
  • All auditory stimuli were presented monaurally to the left ear via a specially designed, individually fitted hearing aid device.

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