ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z97.4

Presence of external hearing-aid

Diagnosis Code Z97.4

ICD-10: Z97.4
Short Description: Presence of external hearing-aid
Long Description: Presence of external hearing-aid
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z97.4

Valid for Submission
The code Z97.4 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Presence of other devices (Z97)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Hearing Aids

A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It makes some sounds louder. A hearing aid can help people hear more in both quiet and noisy situations.

Hearing aids help people who have hearing loss from damage to the small sensory cells in the inner ear. The damage can occur as a result of disease, aging, or injury from noise or certain medicines. Only about one out of five people who would benefit from a hearing aid actually uses one. If you think a hearing aid could help you, visit your doctor.

There are different kinds of hearing aids. They differ by size, their placement on or inside the ear, and how much they amplify sound. The hearing aid that will work best for you depends on what kind of hearing loss you have, and how severe it is.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

  • Devices for hearing loss (Medical Encyclopedia)


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