department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery

Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing

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Under the direction of Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris and Dr. Lucinda Halstead, the Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice & Swallowing offers comprehensive management for patients with voice and swallowing disorders. Our multidisciplinary approach integrates expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of voice and swallowing disorders with clinical research to optimize patient outcomes. Committed to evidence-based practice and providing the highest level of patient care for adults and children, the Institute addresses the following types of conditions relating to the voice and swallowing mechanism: Meet our team members!

Communication and Voice Disorders

  • Vocal misuse and overuse
  • Recurrent and chronic laryngitis
  • Vocal cord growths
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction
  • Vocal cord weakness and paralysis
  • Aging voice
  • Trauma and neurologic disorders
  • Developmental speech and language conditions
  • Professional voice users
  • Alaryngeal voice prosthetics
  • Neurogenic motor speech
  • Neurogenic language and cognitive disorders
  • Passy Muir valves

Specialized Voice Services

  • Perceptual, acoustic aerodynamic assessments
  • Laryngeal and vocal tract imaging/stroboscopy
  • Laryngeal electromyography
  • Pulse Dye laser surgery
  • Laryngoplasty
  • Laryngeal botox
  • Voice therapy
  • Comprehensive management team for professional voice users (Laryngologist, Speech Pathologist, Singing Voice Specialist)

Swallowing and Feeding Disorders (Dysphagia)

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Neurologic conditions
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Tracheostomy and ventilator-dependent patients

Specialized Swallowing Services

  • Videofluoroscopy
  • Fiberoptiv endoscopy
  • Transnasal esophagoscopy
  • Oropharyngeal manometry
  • Electromyography
  • Swallowing rehabilitation

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