Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 388.12
Noise-induced hearing loss
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Hearing loss d/t noise.
  • ICD-9-CM 388.12 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 388.12 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat noise induced hearing loss
  • Both sides noise induced hearing loss
  • Hearing loss, noise induced
  • Left noise induced hearing loss
  • Noise induced bilateral hearing loss
  • Noise induced hearing loss
  • Noise induced left hearing loss
  • Noise induced right hearing loss
  • Right noise induced hearing loss
Clinical Information
  • Hearing loss due to exposure to explosive loud noise or chronic exposure to sound level greater than 85 db. The hearing loss is often in the frequency range 4000-6000 hertz.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 388.12 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H83.3X9 Noise effects on inner ear, unspecified ear
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 388.12:
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