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 (bī-nôr′əl, bĭn-ôr′-)
a. Having or relating to two ears.
b. Having to do with the perception of sound with both ears: binaural hearing.
2. Of or relating to sound transmission from two sources, which may vary acoustically, as in tone or pitch, to give a stereophonic effect.

bin·au′ral·ly adv.


(baɪˈnɔːrəl; bɪn-)
1. (Anatomy) relating to, having, or hearing with both ears
2. employing two separate channels for recording or transmitting sound; so creating an impression of depth: a binaural recording.
binˈaurally adv


(baɪˈnɔr əl, bɪnˈɔr əl)

1. having two ears.
2. of, with, or for both ears.
3. (of sound) recorded through two separate microphones and transmitted through two separate channels to produce a stereophonic effect.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.binaural - relating to or having or hearing with two earsbinaural - relating to or having or hearing with two ears; "binaural hearing"
monaural - relating to or having or hearing with only one ear; "monaural deafness"
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The new service features the DiMAGIC Headphone, a proprietary headphone surround reproduction system developed from research based on binaural technology and its associated reproduction technology.
He hopes that a second implant will be provided to SPC Wiggins in order to help him regain the binaural ability to hear directionally.
Developed by Ralph Algazi, Richard Duda, and Dennis Thompson, motion-tracked binaural sound (MTB) captures sound as heard by the human ear, including its direction, distance, and motion, as well as the subtleties of ambient sound.
As ever, they are experts at creating binaural audio recordings that provide uncannily convincing experience of whispering, etc.
It is a practice mastered primarily through the use of binaural microphones, which work to increase audience identification, and alternatively, to provoke a corporeal response.
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Seattle's Pearl Jam are to play Dublin's Point Depot on June 1 to promote yet another studio album entitled Binaural.
Engine noise would only mask the ABS noise reaching the binaural head, which sits inside the passenger compartment where a driver would normally be.
Interestingly, binaural recording specialist Ron Cole recently produced a frequency response "correction" graph, called a "Biophonic Response Chart," that detailed how the output of a headphone system might be contoured to correct for ear-canal resonance and other aspects of headphone performance.
In sighted people who can hear with both ears, "the brain learns to rely on binaural [stereo] cues.
Scanlon and Tenney (1994) developed a binaural microphone array that can support both of these functions.
The fitting of binaural amplification is preferred because of enhanced speech discrimination capability in noise and improved localization ability, which is difficult to achieve with a monaural fitting.