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Degree of hearing impairment code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term497233
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 08/08/2014
Definition:Help on this termCode set representing the degree of hearing impairment measured in decibel hearing level (dBHL).

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Mild
2Moderate
3Severe
4Profound
Supplementary values:Help on this term
8Unknown
9Not stated/inadequately described
Proposed unit of measure:Help on this termDecibel hearing level(dBHL)

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The degree of hearing impairment is based on the better ear and is measured in decibel hearing level (dBHL) as follows:

CODE 1   Mild
16-30dBHL in sound proof conditions and 26-35dBHL in non-soundproof conditions

CODE 2   Moderate
31-60dBHL in sound proof conditions and 36-60dBHL in non-soundproof conditions

CODE 3   Severe
61-90dBHL in sound proof conditions and 61-90dBHL in non-soundproof conditions

CODE 4   Profound
91dBHL in sound proof conditions and 91dBHL in non-soundproof conditions.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this termAIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2011. Ear and hearing health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory 2011. Cat. no. IHW 60. Canberra: AIHW. Pg 34. http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420423

Relational attributes

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Patient—degree of hearing impairment, code N Indigenous, Endorsed 11/08/2014

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