Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 389.9
Unspecified hearing loss
  • Short description: HEARING LOSS NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 389.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 389.9 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 389.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H91.90 Unspecified hearing loss, unspecified ear
Approximate 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
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 389.9:
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