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Type of hearing loss code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term578392
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 18/02/2015
Definition:Help on this termCode set representing type of hearing loss.

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
3Mixed (both conductive and sensorineural)
4CNT/DNT (could not test/did not test)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Type of hearing loss code N Indigenous, Endorsed 08/08/2014

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Patient—type of hearing loss, code N Indigenous, Endorsed 18/02/2015

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