In Recognition of World Voice Day on April 16

Peri-Operative Voice Care

April 12, 2016

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. ET

Sponsored by SIG 3 Voice and Voice Disorders

This live chat can help you to understand new concepts of vocal fold tissue repair after injury and to address recommendations for peri-operative voice care on the basis of emerging data from several researchers who are focusing on these important issues. 

Background: Phonomicrosurgery is a common treatment option for benign or malignant lesions of the vocal folds. Voice experts know the importance of vocal care both before and after a surgical procedure. However, preferences and practice recommendations before and after vocal fold surgery vary widely among voice professionals. Studies show that there is poor agreement on how much and for how long voice rest is necessary, when to start reintroducing speaking or singing, and what practices are safe or unsafe after vocal fold surgery. Most recommendations are not evidence based, and there is no research comparing different regimens of voice rest postsurgery. The following panelists will be available to answer questions:

  • Claudio Milstein, PhD, CCC-SLP, Director of The Voice Center at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Bernard Rousseau, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow; Associate Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Susan Thibeault, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow; Director of the Voice and Swallow Clinics in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

This free event is open to all ASHA members and Non-members, as part of the World Voice Day Celebration (it is not offered for CEUs).

ASHA Corporate Partners