2022 ICD-10-CM Code H93.2

Other abnormal auditory perceptions

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H93.2
Short Description:Other abnormal auditory perceptions
Long Description:Other abnormal auditory perceptions

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)

H93.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other abnormal auditory perceptions. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Other abnormal auditory perceptions

Non-specific codes like H93.2 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other abnormal auditory perceptions:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H93.21 for Auditory recruitment
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.211 for Auditory recruitment, right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.212 for Auditory recruitment, left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.213 for Auditory recruitment, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.219 for Auditory recruitment, unspecified ear
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H93.22 for Diplacusis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.221 for Diplacusis, right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.222 for Diplacusis, left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.223 for Diplacusis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.229 for Diplacusis, unspecified ear
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H93.23 for Hyperacusis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.231 for Hyperacusis, right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.232 for Hyperacusis, left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.233 for Hyperacusis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.239 for Hyperacusis, unspecified ear
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H93.24 for Temporary auditory threshold shift
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.241 for Temporary auditory threshold shift, right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.242 for Temporary auditory threshold shift, left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.243 for Temporary auditory threshold shift, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.249 for Temporary auditory threshold shift, unspecified ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.25 for Central auditory processing disorder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H93.29 for Other abnormal auditory perceptions
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.291 for Other abnormal auditory perceptions, right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.292 for Other abnormal auditory perceptions, left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.293 for Other abnormal auditory perceptions, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H93.299 for Other abnormal auditory perceptions, unspecified ear

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code H93.2:


Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Information for Patients


Hearing Disorders and Deafness

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

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 buildup, 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


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)