unilateral hearing loss- hearing loss occurs in only one ear. in contrast to bilateral hearing loss which occurs in both ears.
American Association of Audiology has clearly defined the limits of minimal hearing losses (Anderson, 2011). The AAA defines three areas which can be considered mild medically:
Using the medical definition established at the 2005 National Workshop on Mild and Unilateral Hearing Loss, sponsored by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, mild bilateral hearing loss or unilateral hearing loss may be described in literature as: ‘mild, minimal, slight, and partial’ hearing losses (Ross et al., 2008).