Ear lesion site code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:497250
Registration status:Indigenous, Endorsed 08/08/2014
Definition:A code set representing whether a single ear (unilateral) or both ears (bilateral) have hearing loss.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Unilateral
2Bilateral
3Sound field
Supplementary values:
8Unknown
9Not stated/inadequately described

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

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Patient—site of hearing loss, code N Indigenous, Endorsed 11/08/2014