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
0016 Before and after voice recording
Age: 42
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2006
Follow up (in months): 15
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0017 Before and after voice recording
Age: 50
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2006
Follow up (in months): 2
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0020 Before and after voice recording
Age: 52
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2006
Follow up (in months): 15
Dr. Thomas' comments:

Her initial surgery was complicated by an infection and a temporary tracheostomy. She had revision surgery with only slight improvement. Looking back 5 years later at her video recording her voice would be improved with a laser vocal cord tightening which I was not doing at that time.

Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0021 Before and after voice recording
Age: 69
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2006
Follow up (in months): 11
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0022 Before and after voice recording
Age: 44
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2006
Follow up (in months): 1
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0023 Before and after voice recording
Age: 48
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2006
Follow up (in months): 66
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0026 Before and after voice recording
Age: 50
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2006
Follow up (in months): 55
Dr. Thomas' comments:

Her vocal pitch was improved after the feminization laryngoplasty surgery, but was somewhat rough and had a very low volume. She continues to smoke cigarettes. She had a laser tuneup which smoothed her voice out and improved the volume she estimates by about 30%. She still puts slight effort into her voice when speaking on the phone but it is perceived as a female. However, she still has trouble competing with background noise.

Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0039 Before and after voice recording
Age: 47
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2007
Follow up (in months): 11
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0040 Before and after voice recording
Age: 50
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2007
Follow up (in months): 1
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0042 Before and after voice recording
Age: 36
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2007
Follow up (in months): 38