ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R94.120

Abnormal auditory function study

Diagnosis Code R94.120

ICD-10: R94.120
Short Description: Abnormal auditory function study
Long Description: Abnormal auditory function study
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R94.120

Valid for Submission
The code R94.120 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging and in function studies, without diagnosis (R90-R94)
      • Abnormal results of function studies (R94)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R94.120 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 154
  • OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITH CC 155
  • OTHER EAR, NOSE, MOUTH AND THROAT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 156

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  • 794.15 - Abn auditory funct study

Synonyms
  • Audiogram abnormal
  • Audiogram bilateral abnormality
  • Audiogram left abnormality
  • Audiogram right abnormality
  • Auditory/vestibular test abnormal
  • Hearing test abnormal
  • Hearing test bilateral abnormality
  • Hearing test left abnormality
  • Hearing test right abnormality
  • Loss of discrimination on voice testing

Information for Patients


Hearing Disorders and Deafness

Also called: Hearing loss, Presbycusis

It's frustrating to be unable to hear well enough to enjoy talking with friends or family. Hearing disorders make it hard, but not impossible, to hear. They can often be helped. Deafness can keep you from hearing sound at all.

What causes hearing loss? Some possibilities are

  • Heredity
  • Diseases such as ear infections and meningitis
  • Trauma
  • Certain medicines
  • Long-term exposure to loud noise
  • Aging

There are two main types of hearing loss. One happens when your inner ear or auditory nerve is damaged. This type is usually permanent. The other kind happens when sound waves cannot reach your inner ear. Earwax build-up, fluid, or a punctured eardrum can cause it. Treatment or surgery can often reverse this kind of hearing loss.

Untreated, hearing problems can get worse. If you have trouble hearing, you can get help. Possible treatments include hearing aids, cochlear implants, special training, certain medicines, and surgery.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

  • Acoustic trauma
  • Age-related hearing loss
  • Audiometry
  • Ear examination
  • Hearing loss
  • Occupational hearing loss
  • Otosclerosis
  • Sensorineural deafness


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