Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 388.2
Sudden hearing loss, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 388.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 388.2 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: 388.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H91.23 Sudden idiopathic hearing loss, bilateral
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat sudden hearing loss
  • Bilateral sudden hearing loss
  • Both sides sudden hearing loss
  • Hearing loss, sudden
  • Left sudden hearing loss
  • Right sudden hearing loss
  • Sudden hearing loss
Clinical Information
  • Sensorineural hearing loss which develops suddenly over a period of hours or a few days. It varies in severity from mild to total deafness. Sudden deafness can be due to head trauma, vascular diseases, infections, or can appear without obvious cause or warning
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 388.2:
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