H69.9: Eustachian tube disorder, unspecified

There is a disorder in the passageway connecting your middle ear to your throat.

The ear is a sensory organ that is used to hear and to maintain one's balance. There are 3 different areas in the ear: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. The middle ear is connected to the throat by a passageway. This allows air to get to the middle ear.

When there is a disorder in the passageway connecting the middle ear to the throat, there may be various symptoms. One’s hearing may be worse. There may be soreness or an unpleasant pressure in the ear.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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