ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z77.122

Contact with and (suspected) exposure to noise

Diagnosis Code Z77.122

ICD-10: Z77.122
Short Description: Contact with and (suspected) exposure to noise
Long Description: Contact with and (suspected) exposure to noise
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z77.122

Valid for Submission
The code Z77.122 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)
      • Oth contact w and (suspected) exposures hazardous to health (Z77)

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hearing loss and music (Medical Encyclopedia)

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