2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H90

Conductive and sensorineural hearing loss

Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as H90. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • deaf nonspeaking NEC (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H91.3

    Deaf nonspeaking, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    H91.3
    )
  • deafness NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H91.9

    Unspecified hearing loss

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Deafness NOS
    • High frequency deafness
    • Low frequency deafness
    H91.9-
    )
  • hearing loss NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H91.9

    Unspecified hearing loss

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Deafness NOS
    • High frequency deafness
    • Low frequency deafness
    H91.9-
    )
  • noise-induced hearing loss (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H83.3

    Noise effects on inner ear

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Acoustic trauma of inner ear
    • Noise-induced hearing loss of inner ear
    H83.3-
    )
  • ototoxic hearing loss (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H91.0

    Ototoxic hearing loss

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • poisoning due to drug or toxin, if applicable (T36-T65 with fifth or sixth character 1-4 or 6)
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    H91.0-
    )
  • sudden (idiopathic) hearing loss (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H91.2

    Sudden idiopathic hearing loss

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Sudden hearing loss NOS
    H91.2-
    )
The following code(s) above H90 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to H90:
  • H60-H95
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range H60-H95

    Diseases of the ear and mastoid process

    Note
    • Use an external cause code following the code for the ear condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the ear condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the ear and mastoid process
Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to H90:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H90
H83.8X Other specified diseases of inner ear
H83.8X1 Other specified diseases of right inner ear
H83.8X2 Other specified diseases of left inner ear
H83.8X3 …… bilateral
H83.8X9 …… unspecified ear
H83.9 Unspecified disease of inner ear
H83.90 …… unspecified ear
H83.91 Unspecified disease of right inner ear
H83.92 Unspecified disease of left inner ear
H83.93 …… bilateral
H90 Conductive and sensorineural hearing loss
H90.0 Conductive hearing loss, bilateral
H90.1 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral with unrestricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.11 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral, right ear, with unrestricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.12 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral, left ear, with unrestricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.2 Conductive hearing loss, unspecified
H90.3 Sensorineural hearing loss, bilateral
H90.4 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral with unrestricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.41 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, right ear, with unrestricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.42 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, left ear, with unrestricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.5 Unspecified sensorineural hearing loss

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