Billable Medical Code for Tinnitus, Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 388.30
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 388.30.
The Short Description Is: Tinnitus NOS.
Tinnitus is also known as bilat tinnitus, bilateral tinnitus, both sides tinnitus, left tinnitus, right tinnitus, tinnitus, tinnitus (ringing in ears), tinnitus (ringing in the ear) left, and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) right.
Tinnitus Definition and Symptoms
Tinnitus is the medical term for ringing in the ears. This condition can be caused by multiple things, such as, age related hearing loss, exposure to very loud noises, and earwax blockage. The only symptom of tinnitus is noise in the ear, this noise can be a ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking, or hissing.