ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z57.0

Occupational exposure to noise

Diagnosis Code Z57.0

ICD-10: Z57.0
Short Description: Occupational exposure to noise
Long Description: Occupational exposure to noise
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z57.0

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to socioeconomic and psychosocial circumstances (Z55-Z65)
      • Occupational exposure to risk factors (Z57)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Noise is all around you, from televisions and radios to lawn mowers and washing machines. Normally, you hear these sounds at safe levels that don't affect hearing. But sounds that are too loud or loud sounds over a long time are harmful. They can damage sensitive structures of the inner ear and cause noise-induced hearing loss.

More than 30 million Americans are exposed to hazardous sound levels on a regular basis. Hazardous sound levels are louder than 80 decibels. That's not as loud as traffic on a busy street. Listening to loud music, especially on headphones, is a common cause of noise-induced hearing loss. You can protect your hearing by

  • Keeping the volume down when listening to music
  • Wearing earplugs when using loud equipment

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

  • Acoustic trauma
  • Hearing loss and music

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Occupational Health

Occupational health problems occur at work or because of the kind of work you do. These problems can include

  • Cuts, broken bones, sprains, and strains
  • Loss of limbs
  • Repetitive motion disorders
  • Hearing problems caused by exposure to noise
  • Vision problems
  • Illness caused by breathing, touching, or swallowing unsafe substances
  • Illness caused by exposure to radiation
  • Exposure to germs in health care settings

Good job safety and prevention practices can reduce your risk of these problems. Try to stay fit, reduce stress, set up your work area properly, and use the right equipment and gear.

  • Back pain - returning to work
  • Occupational asthma
  • Occupational hearing loss
  • Pregnancy and work
  • Protecting Yourself from Heat Stress (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

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