ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H93.A9

Pulsatile tinnitus, unspecified ear

Diagnosis Code H93.A9

ICD-10: H93.A9
Short Description: Pulsatile tinnitus, unspecified ear
Long Description: Pulsatile tinnitus, unspecified ear
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H93.A9

Valid for Submission
The code H93.A9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

New 2017 ICD-10 Code
H93.A9 is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2017, effective October 1, 2016.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60–H95)
    • Other disorders of ear (H90-H94)
      • Other disorders of ear, not elsewhere classified (H93)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Tinnitus

Tinnitus is often described as a ringing in the ears. It also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. You might hear it in either one or both ears.

Millions of Americans have tinnitus. People with severe tinnitus may have trouble hearing, working or even sleeping.

Causes of tinnitus include

  • Hearing loss in older people
  • Exposure to loud noises
  • Ear and sinus infections
  • Heart or blood vessel problems
  • Meniere's disease
  • Brain tumors
  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Thyroid problems
  • Certain medicines

Treatment depends on the cause. Treatments may include hearing aids, sound-masking devices, medicines, and ways to learn how to cope with the noise.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

  • Tinnitus (Medical Encyclopedia)


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