Type of hearing loss code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:578392
Registration status:Indigenous, Endorsed 18/02/2015
Definition:Code set representing type of hearing loss.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Conductive
2Sensorineural
3Mixed (both conductive and sensorineural)
4CNT/DNT (could not test/did not test)
Supplementary values:
8Unknown
9Not stated/inadequately described

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

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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