2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 389.14
Central hearing loss
- ICD-9-CM 389.14 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 389.14 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
- Hearing loss caused by a problem along the pathway from the inner ear to the auditory region of the brain or in the brain itself.
- Hearing loss due to disease of the auditory pathways (in the central nervous system) which originate in the cochlear nuclei of the pons and then ascend bilaterally to the midbrain, the thalamus, and then the auditory cortex in the temporal lobe. Bilateral lesions of the auditory pathways are usually required to cause central hearing loss. Cortical deafness refers to loss of hearing due to bilateral auditory cortex lesions. Unilateral brain stem lesions involving the cochlear nuclei may result in unilateral hearing loss.
Convert to ICD-10-CM
converts approximately to:
- 2014 ICD-10-CM H90.5 Unspecified sensorineural hearing loss