Australian Government: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare METeOR Home Page

Patient—type of hearing loss, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termType of hearing loss
METeOR identifier:Help on this term578397
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 18/02/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe type of hearing loss diagnosed in a patient, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Patient—type of hearing loss

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
1Conductive
2Sensorineural
3Mixed (both conductive and sensorineural)
4CNT/DNT (could not test/did not test)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
8Unknown
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

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this termAIHW (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

Related metadata references:Help on this term

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: Audiology services DSS, May 2013-August 2014 Indigenous, Endorsed 18/02/2015

DSS specific attributes +
My items Help on this term
Download Help on this term