Type of hearing loss code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Endorsed 18/02/2015|
|Definition:||Code set representing type of hearing loss.|
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 1 Conductive
A deviation of hearing threshold from normal associated with reduced conduction of sound through the outer ear, tympanic membrane (eardrum) or middle ear including ossicles (middle ear bones).
CODE 2 Sensorineural
A deviation of hearing threshold from the normal range attributable to problems in the inner ear or vestibulocochlear nerve.
CODE 3 Mixed (both conductive and sensorineural)
Use code 3 if patient has both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
CODE 8 Unknown
Use code 8 if hearing loss is indeterminate.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Type of hearing loss code N Indigenous, Endorsed 08/08/2014
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Patient—type of hearing loss, code N Indigenous, Endorsed 18/02/2015