dx needed ear pain-tinnitus?

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I bill Indiana WComp and had an injury patient was standing by heavy equipment-zamboni and it back fired patient complaint ear pain w/buzzing im planning on using 388.30 Tinnitus unspecified along w/ addl "E"codes also listed in the book is 388.31 subjective tinnitus and 388.32 objective tinnitus can someone tell me what subjective means and objective means thanks melissa
 

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subjective
Type: Term

Pronunciation: sŭb-jek′tiv

Definitions:
1. Perceived only by the patient only and not evident to the examiner; said of certain symptoms, such as pain.
2. Colored by one's personal beliefs and attitudes.


objective
Type: Term

Pronunciation: ob-jek′tiv

Definitions:
1. The lens or lenses in the object end of the body tube of a microscope, by means of which the rays coming from the object examined are brought to a focus.
2. Viewing events or phenomena as they exist in the external world, impersonally, or in an unprejudiced way; open to observation by oneself and by others.

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objective symptomType: Term

Definitions:
1. a symptom that is evident to the observer.



subjective symptomType: Term

Definitions:
1. a symptom apparent only to the patient.
 
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