Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 388.30
Tinnitus, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 388.30 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 388.30 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: 388.30 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H93.19 Tinnitus, unspecified ear
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat tinnitus
  • Bilateral tinnitus
  • Both sides tinnitus
  • Left tinnitus
  • Right tinnitus
  • Tinnitus
  • Tinnitus (ringing in ears)
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ear), left
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ear), right
Clinical Information
  • A noise in the ears, such as ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking
  • Symptom of hearing disorder characterized by the sensation of buzzing, ringing, clicking, pulsations, roaring or other noises in the ear
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 388.30:
  • Audible tinnitus (see also Tinnitus) 388.30
  • Ringing in the ear (see also Tinnitus) 388.30
  • Tinnitus (aurium) 388.30
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 388.30 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.