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
0007 Before and after voice recording
Age: 50
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2005
Follow up (in months): 5
Dr. Thomas' comments:

She had a revision feminization laryngoplasty surgery to try and further improve her voice after this recording but I have no further follow-up on the outcome.

Feminization laryngoplasty
0004 Before and after voice recording
Age: 41
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: Cricothyroid approximation, Microlaryngoscopy with LAVA, Microlaryngoscopy with web glottoplasty
Year of surgery: 2004
Follow up (in months): 22
Dr. Thomas' comments:

She initially had a complication from a Trach shave where her pitch dropped. She then had several procedures trying to correct this including cricothyroid approximation, vocal cord webbing and a laser procedure. Her initial voice is after all of these procedures.

Feminization laryngoplasty
0008 Before and after voice recording
Age: 48
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: Cricothyroid approximation
Year of surgery: 2005
Follow up (in months): 35
Dr. Thomas' comments:

She had a previous cricothyroid approximation which raised her pitch slightly. The "before" recording here is after the cricothyroid approximation surgery. Between the 2 surgeries she had some improvement in pitch.

Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0009 Before and after voice recording
Age: 36
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2005
Follow up (in months): 1
Feminization laryngoplasty
0010 Before and after voice recording
Age: 36
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2005
Follow up (in months): 73
Feminization laryngoplasty
0012 Before and after voice recording
Age: 51
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2005
Follow up (in months): 84
Dr. Thomas' comments:

Her main issue of the surgery has been low-volume since she works at a job with a lot of loud background noise.

Feminization laryngoplasty
0013 Before and after voice recording
Age: 32
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2005
Follow up (in months): 71
Feminization laryngoplasty
0014 Before and after voice recording
Age: 31
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2005
Follow up (in months): 6
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
0016 Before and after voice recording
Age: 42
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2006
Follow up (in months): 15