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Patient—type of Australian Hearing aid, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termType of Australian Hearing aid (code)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term508338
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe type of hearing aid that has been given medical clearance and is to be fitted to a patient by Australian Hearing, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Patient—type of Australian Hearing aid

Value domain attributes

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
1Bone conductor aid
2Hearing aid(s) with mould
Supplementary values:Help on this term
8Unknown
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   Bone conductor aid

A hearing aid which works by conducting, or carrying, sound through the bone in the skull. Sounds are heard when the vibrations of the sound are transmitted directly from the vibrating part of the bone conduction hearing aid through the skull to the cochlea, missing out the outer and middle ears.

CODE 2   Hearing aid(s) with mould

An over the ear hearing aid that uses a microphone and amplifier to transmit sound. An earmould is usually a piece of plastic, acrylic or other soft material shaped to fit a patient's ear canal, and/or the outer ear structure (concha) surrounding the ear canal. The hearing aid receiver is worn behind the ear.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termAustralian Hearing is an Australian Government agency that assists people to manage their hearing impairment.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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See also Patient—Australian Hearing aid indicator, yes/no code N Indigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014

See also Patient—Australian Hearing aid review indicator, code N Indigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Follow-up required cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014

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