Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 389.1
Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 9 ICD-9-CM codes below 389.1 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Due to lesions of the cochlea and the auditory division of the eighth cranial nerve; problem of cellular dysfunction rather than airborne conduction.
  • Hearing loss caused by a problem in the inner ear or auditory nerve. A sensorineural loss often affects a person's ability to hear some frequencies more than others. This means that sounds may be appear distorted, even with the use of a hearing aid. Sensorineural losses can range from mild to profound.
  • Hearing loss resulting from damage to the cochlea and the sensorineural elements which lie internally beyond the oval and round windows. These elements include the auditory nerve and its connections in the brainstem.
389.1 Excludes
Applies To
  • Perceptive hearing loss or deafness
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