2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H91

Other and unspecified 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 H91. 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.
  • abnormal auditory perception (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H93.2

    Other abnormal auditory perceptions

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • auditory hallucinations (R44.0)
    H93.2-
    )
  • hearing loss as classified in
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H90
    • H90 Conductive and sensorineural hearing loss
      • H90.0 Conductive hearing loss, bilateral
      • H90.1 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral with unre...
        • H90.11 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral, right ea...
        • H90.12 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral, left ear...
      • H90.2 Conductive hearing loss, unspecified
      • H90.3 Sensorineural hearing loss, bilateral
      • H90.4 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral with u...
        • H90.41 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, right...
        • H90.42 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, left ...
      • H90.5 Unspecified sensorineural hearing loss
      • H90.6 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing lo...
      • H90.7 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing lo...
        • H90.71 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing lo...
        • H90.72 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing lo...
      • H90.8 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing lo...
      • H90.A Conductive and sensorineural hearing loss wit...
        • H90.A1 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral, with res...
          • H90.A11 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral, right ea...
          • H90.A12 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral, left ear...
        • H90.A2 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, with ...
          • H90.A21 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, right...
          • H90.A22 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, left ...
        • H90.A3 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing lo...
          • H90.A31 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing lo...
          • H90.A32 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing lo...
    H90.-
  • impacted cerumen (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H61.2

    Impacted cerumen

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Wax in ear
    H61.2-
    )
  • 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-
    )
  • psychogenic deafness (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F44.6

    Conversion disorder with sensory symptom or deficit

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Conversion disorder with anesthesia or sensory loss
    • Conversion disorder with special sensory symptoms
    • Dissociative anesthesia and sensory loss
    • Psychogenic deafness
    F44.6
    )
  • transient ischemic deafness (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H93.01

    Transient ischemic deafness

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    H93.01-
    )
The following code(s) above H91 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 H91:
  • 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 H91:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H91
H90.A Conductive and sensorineural hearing loss with restricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.A1 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral, with restricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.A11 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral, right ear with restricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.A12 Conductive hearing loss, unilateral, left ear with restricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.A2 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, with restricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.A21 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, right ear, with restricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.A22 Sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, left ear, with restricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.A3 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral with restricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.A31 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, right ear with restricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.A32 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, left ear with restricted hearing on the contralateral side
H91 Other and unspecified hearing loss
H91.0 Ototoxic hearing loss
H91.01 …… right ear
H91.02 …… left ear
H91.03 …… bilateral
H91.09 …… unspecified ear
H91.1 Presbycusis
H91.10 …… unspecified ear
H91.11 …… right ear
H91.12 …… left ear
H91.13 …… bilateral

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