Audio (before-and-after)

Presently this page is limited to audio examples of pitch surgeries. All of the "Before" recordings were made with professional equipment in my office. Many of the "After" recordings were made over the telephone or on the patient's computer and this will affect the audio quality.

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Feminization laryngoplasty
0003 Before and after voice recording
Age: 60
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: Cricothyroid approximation
Year of surgery: 2004
Follow up (in months): 32
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0015 Before and after voice recording
Age: 56
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: Cricothyroid approximation
Year of surgery: 2006
Follow up (in months): 64
Dr. Thomas' comments:

She had a previous cricothyroid approximation that did not improve her voice. She was again not much improved after the feminization laryngoplasty with a thyrohyoid elevation.

Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0063 Before and after voice recording
Age: 55
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: Cricothyroid approximation, Microlaryngoscopy with LAVA
Year of surgery: 2009
Follow up (in months): 22
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0073 Before and after voice recording
Age: 52
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: Cricothyroid approximation
Year of surgery: 2010
Follow up (in months): 21
Feminization laryngoplasty
0094 Before and after voice recording
Age: 52
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: Cricothyroid approximation
Year of surgery: 2007
Follow up (in months): 2
Laser cord reduction
1013 Transgender female with a previous CTA that had faded.
Age: 51
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: Cricothyroid approximation
Year of surgery: 2003
Follow up (in months): 7
Dr. Thomas' comments:

She had a cricothyroid approximation 2 years earlier and felt that her pitch had dropped back down. We tried a surgical (microlaryngoscopy with CO2 laser) laser tuning.  I was not impressed that the laser tightening added anything to her vocal pitch.