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 with thyrohyoid elevation
0081 Before and after voice recording
Age: 55
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2011
Follow up (in months): 1
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0082 Before and after voice recording
Age: 52
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2011
Follow up (in months): 4
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0082 Before and after voice recording
Age: 55
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2011
Follow up (in months): 3
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
Cricothyroid approximation
1000 Before and after voice recording
Age: 51
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2001
Follow up (in months): 1
Cricothyroid approximation
1008 Before and after voice recording
Age: 52
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2002
Follow up (in months): 9
Cricothyroid approximation
1009 Before and after voice recording
Age: 55
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2002
Follow up (in months): 7
Cricothyroid approximation + thyrohyoid suspension
1010 Before and after voice recording
Age: 54
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2002
Follow up (in months): 116
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.

Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0092 Feminization Laryngoplasty Before and After
Age: 55
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2011
Follow up (in months): 12
Dr. Thomas' comments:

She was always called "Sir" before surgery. She had a previous trach shave without complications. I have offered to perform a laser touchup to bring her up one or two more notes, but she is happy where her voice is.

Patient's comments:

I'm definitely perceived as a female except when dealing with the government and my birth records. I'm happy the way my voice is presently.