Speech and Voice Disorders

Flexible Endoscopic Examinations of Swallowing (FEES)

Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) is a diagnostic procedure used to evaluate velopharyngeal, phonatory, and swallowing functions in adults and children.

Foreign Bodies of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract

Board certified members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, by virtue of their training, are qualified to manage foreign bodies of the upper aerodigestive tract in adults and children.

Implantable Hearing Devices

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is a condition in which gastric contents flow in a retrograde fashion and contact the tissues of the upper aerodigestive tract.  LPR may be associated with hoarseness, frequent throat clearing, cough, globus sensation,

Voice Therapy in the Treatment of Dysphonia

Voice therapy contributes to increased effectiveness and efficiency in the otolaryngologist's diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders.

CPT for ENT: Endoscopic Laryngoplasty

Q: How can I report an endoscopic laryngoplasty?

Laryngology Outcome Tool: VHI

Voice Handicap Index (VHI) Description Quantifies the psychological consequences of voice disorders Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 30 (3) Estimated Completion Time >= 10 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Laryngology Outcome Tool: VHI-10

Voice Handicap Index-10 Description Measures voice handicap in the general adult population Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 10 (1) Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Laryngology Outcome Tool: VOS

Voice Outcome Survey (VOS) Description Evaluates patient limitations in certain daily activities that require speaking or limitations in their social or work-related activities because of vocal problems Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 5 (N/A)

Laryngology Outcome Tool: V-RQOL

Voice-Related Quality of Life Survey Description Assesses dysphonic patients and their treatment outcomes Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 10 (2) Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

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