Specific code 2007 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 951.5
Injury to acoustic nerve
  • ICD-9-CM 951.5 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 951.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Disease Synonyms
  • Acoustic nerve injury
  • Injury of acoustic nerve
  • Injury to left acoustic nerve
  • Injury to right acoustic nerve
  • Left acoustic nerve injury
  • Right acoustic nerve injury
  • Vestibulocochlear nerve injury
Applies To
  • Auditory nerve
  • Eighth cranial nerve
  • Traumatic deafness NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 951.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S04.60XA Injury of acoustic nerve, unspecified side, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 951.5:
  • Blast
    • injury 869.0
      • with open wound into cavity 869.1
      • abdomen or thorax - see Injury, internal, by site
      • brain (see also Concussion, brain) 850.9
        • with skull fracture - see Fracture, skull
      • ear (acoustic nerve trauma) 951.5
        • with perforation, tympanic membrane - see Wound, open, ear, drum
      • lung (see also Injury, internal, lung) 861.20
      • otitic (explosive) 388.11
  • Concussion (current) 850.9
    • blast (air) (hydraulic) (immersion) (underwater) 869.0
      • with open wound into cavity 869.1
      • abdomen or thorax - see Injury, internal, by site
      • brain - see Concussion, brain
      • ear (acoustic nerve trauma) 951.5
        • with perforation, tympanic membrane - see Wound, open, ear drum
      • thorax - see Injury, internal, intrathoracic organs NEC
  • Deafness (acquired) (complete) (congenital) (hereditary) (middle ear) (partial) 389.9
    • aviation 993.0
      • nerve injury 951.5
    • boilermakers' 951.5
    • injury 951.5
    • noise-induced 388.12
      • nerve injury 951.5
    • traumatic 951.5
  • Injury 959.9
    • acoustic, resulting in deafness 951.5
    • blast (air) (hydraulic) (immersion) (underwater) NEC 869.0
      • with open wound into cavity NEC 869.1
      • abdomen or thorax - see Injury, internal, by site
      • brain - see Concussion, brain
      • ear (acoustic nerve trauma) 951.5
        • with perforation of tympanic membrane - see Wound, open, ear, drum
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