Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 388.12
Noise-induced hearing loss
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 388.12 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 388.12 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 388.12 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H83.3X9 Noise effects on inner ear, unspecified ear
Approximate 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
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 388.12:
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