2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H90.5

Unspecified sensorineural hearing loss

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • H90.5 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM H90.5 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H90.5 - other international versions of ICD-10 H90.5 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Central hearing loss NOS
  • Congenital deafness NOS
  • Neural hearing loss NOS
  • Perceptive hearing loss NOS
  • Sensorineural deafness NOS
  • Sensory hearing loss NOS
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 H90.5. 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 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • auditory hallucinations (R44.0)
    H93.2-
    )
  • psychogenic deafness (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F44.6

    Conversion disorder with sensory symptom or deficit

      2016 2017 2018 2019 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
    )
The following code(s) above H90.5 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 H90.5:
  • H60-H95
    2019 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
  • H90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H90

    Conductive and sensorineural hearing loss

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • deaf nonspeaking NEC (H91.3)
    • deafness NOS (H91.9-)
    • hearing loss NOS (H91.9-)
    • noise-induced hearing loss (H83.3-)
    • ototoxic hearing loss (H91.0-)
    • sudden (idiopathic) hearing loss (H91.2-)
    Conductive and sensorineural hearing loss
Approximate Synonyms
  • Autoimmune sensorineural hearing loss
  • Congenital deafness
  • Deafness, congenital
  • Hearing loss sensory, unilateral
  • Hearing loss, sensorineural
  • Hearing loss, sensorineural, autoimmune
  • Hearing loss, sensorineural, high frequency
  • High frequency deafness
  • Keratitis ichthyosis and deafness syndrome
  • Kid syndrome
  • Kid syndrome (eye condition)
  • Left sensory hearing loss
  • Neural hearing loss
  • Right sensory hearing loss
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Unilateral sensory hearing loss
Clinical Information
  • Complete loss of the ability to hear from both ears since birth, regardless of causation.
  • Due to lesions of the cochlea and the auditory division of the eighth cranial nerve; problem of cellular dysfunction rather than airborne conduction.
  • Hearing loss caused by a problem along the pathway from the inner ear to the auditory region of the brain or in the brain itself.
  • Hearing loss caused by a problem in the inner ear or auditory nerve. A sensorineural loss often affects a person's ability to hear some frequencies more than others. This means that sounds may be appear distorted, even with the use of a hearing aid. Sensorineural losses can range from mild to profound.
  • Hearing loss due to disease of the auditory pathways (in the central nervous system) which originate in the cochlear nuclei of the pons and then ascend bilaterally to the midbrain, the thalamus, and then the auditory cortex in the temporal lobe. Bilateral lesions of the auditory pathways are usually required to cause central hearing loss. Cortical deafness refers to loss of hearing due to bilateral auditory cortex lesions. Unilateral brain stem lesions involving the cochlear nuclei may result in unilateral hearing loss.
  • Hearing loss resulting from damage to the cochlea and the sensorineural elements which lie internally beyond the oval and round windows. These elements include the auditory nerve and its connections in the brainstem.
ICD-10-CM H90.5 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 154 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with mcc
  • 155 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with cc
  • 156 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert H90.5 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H90.5:
  • Deafness (acquired) (complete) (hereditary) (partial) H91.9-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H91.9-

    Unspecified hearing loss

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Deafness NOS
    • High frequency deafness
    • Low frequency deafness
  • Loss (of)
    • hearing - see also Deafness
      • sensorineural NOS H90.5
      • central NOS H90.5
      • neural NOS H90.5
      • perceptive NOS H90.5
      • sensory NOS H90.5

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H90.5
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
H90.6 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, bilateral
H90.7 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral with unrestricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.71 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, right ear, with unrestricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.72 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral, left ear, with unrestricted hearing on the contralateral side
H90.8 Mixed conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, unspecified
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

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