Specific code 2007 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 389.9
Unspecified hearing loss
  • Short description: HEARING LOSS NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 389.9 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 389.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2007 version of ICD-9-CM 389.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 389.9: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat hearing loss
  • Bilateral hearing loss
  • Both sides hearing loss
  • Complete deafness
  • Congenital deafness
  • Deaf
  • Deafness
  • Deafness, congenital
  • Hearing loss
  • Keratitis ichthyosis and deafness syndrome
  • Kid syndrome
  • Left hearing loss
  • Right hearing loss
Applies To
  • Deafness NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 389.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H91.90 Unspecified hearing loss, unspecified ear
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 389.9:
  • Deafness (acquired) (complete) (congenital) (hereditary) (middle ear) (partial) 389.9
    • with blue sclera and fragility of bone 756.51
    • auditory fatigue 389.9
    • central, bilateral 389.14
      • with conductive hearing loss 389.2
    • mixed conductive and sensorineural 389.2
    • nerve, bilateral 389.12
      • with conductive hearing loss 389.2
    • neural, bilateral 389.12
      • with conductive hearing loss 389.2
    • psychogenic (complete) 306.7
    • sensory, bilateral 389.11
      • with conductive hearing loss 389.2
    • transmission - see Deafness, conductive
    • word (secondary to organic lesion) 784.69
  • Defect, defective 759.9
    • hearing (see also Deafness) 389.9
  • Diminished
    • hearing (acuity) (see also Deafness) 389.9
  • Fatigue 780.79
    • auditory deafness (see also Deafness) 389.9
  • Impaired, impairment (function)
    • hearing (see also Deafness) 389.9
  • Imperception, auditory (acquired) (congenital) 389.9
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