Application of the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning and Disability to Hearing and Hearing Disorders The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the comprehensive system used to describe and classify diseases and disorders. It is a dynamic system that is currently being revised for the ninth time. Its focus is morbidity and mortality. The interests of some health care workers have expanded to include ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2001
Application of the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning and Disability to Hearing and Hearing Disorders
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  • James W. Thelin
    Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Donna Fisher Smiley
    Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
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Article   |   October 01, 2001
Application of the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning and Disability to Hearing and Hearing Disorders
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, October 2001, Vol. 5, 7-8. doi:10.1044/hhd5.1.7
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, October 2001, Vol. 5, 7-8. doi:10.1044/hhd5.1.7
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the comprehensive system used to describe and classify diseases and disorders. It is a dynamic system that is currently being revised for the ninth time. Its focus is morbidity and mortality. The interests of some health care workers have expanded to include issues related to the quality of life beyond the treatment of disease and survival. For the past 3 decades, there has been an emerging body of literature that has focused, at first, on the consequences of diseases and disabling conditions and, then, on the components and determinants of health. Efforts in these areas resulted in the creation of the World Health Organization International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities, and Handicaps (ICIDH) (WHO, 1980)—a system for the description and categorization of the effects and consequences of all diseases and conditions. Since 1980, the document has been revised several times. The most recent version is the final draft entitled the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO, 2001), but it is referred to as ICIDH-2. The ICD and ICIDH-2 are considered to be two members in the WHO family of classification systems. The 218-page full text version of the ICIDH-2 can be obtained online (WHO, 2001).
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