ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 315.34

Speech del d/t hear loss

Diagnosis Code 315.34

ICD-9: 315.34
Short Description: Speech del d/t hear loss
Long Description: Speech and language developmental delay due to hearing loss
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 315.34

Code Classification
  • Mental disorders
    • Neurotic disorders, personality disorders, and other nonpsychotic mental disorders (300-316)
      • 315 Specific delays in development

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • F80.4 - Speech and language development delay due to hearing loss

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Information for Patients

Hearing Problems in Children

Most children hear and listen from the moment they are born. They learn to talk by imitating the sounds around them and the voices of their parents and caregivers. But about 2 or 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing. More lose their hearing later during childhood.

Babies should have a hearing screening before they are a month old. If your child has a hearing loss, it is important to consider the use of hearing devices and other communication options by age 6 months. That's because children start learning speech and language long before they talk.

Hearing problems can be temporary or permanent. Sometimes, ear infections, injuries or diseases affect hearing. If your child does not hear well, get help.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

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Speech and Language Problems in Children

Children vary in their development of speech and language skills. Health professionals have milestones for what's normal. These milestones help determine if a child is on track or if he or she may need extra help. For example, a child usually has one or two words like "Hi," "dog," "Dada," or "Mama" by her first birthday.

Sometimes a delay may be caused by hearing loss, while other times it may be due to a speech or language disorder. Language disorders can mean that the child has trouble understanding what others say or difficulty sharing her thoughts. Children who have trouble producing speech sounds correctly or who hesitate or stutter when talking may have a speech disorder.

If your child's speech or language appears to be delayed, talk to your child's doctor.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

  • Language disorder - children

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