Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Endorsed 08/08/2014|
|Definition:||A code set representing whether a single ear (unilateral) or both ears (bilateral) have hearing loss.|
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 1 Unilateral
Hearing loss present in one ear.
CODE 2 Bilateral
Hearing loss present in both ears.
CODE 3 Sound field
Is used to assess hearing in children aged between 9 months and 3 years and results are obtained in a sound field where both ears are presented to test stimulus simultaneously through a calibrated speaker.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Reference documents:||AIHW (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. http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420423|
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Patient—site of hearing loss, code N Indigenous, Endorsed 11/08/2014