Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 389.9
Unspecified hearing loss
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Hearing loss NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 389.9 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 389.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease 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
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by partial or complete loss of the ability to detect or understand sounds resulting from damage to ear structures.
  • A general term for the complete or partial loss of the ability to hear from one or both ears.
  • A partial or complete loss of hearing in one or both ears. It is classified as conductive, sensory, or central.
  • Lack or significant deficiency of the sense of hearing.
  • Partial or complete loss of the ability to detect or understand sounds resulting from damage to the outer, middle, or inner ear structures. Causes include exposure to loud noise, ear infections, injuries to the ear, genetic, and congenital disorders.
Applies To
  • Deafness NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 389.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H91.90 Unspecified hearing loss, unspecified ear
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 389.9:
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