Speech/Language Pathology

Research Training Opportunities

Duke University Medical Center - Training for Clinical Research in Hearing, Balance, and Other Communication Disorders

Infant Hearing

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

Laryngology Outcome Tool: VHI

Voice Handicap Index (VHI)DescriptionQuantifies the psychological consequences of voice disordersTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)30 (3)Estimated Completion Time>= 10 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1) Jacobson BH, Johnson A

Laryngology Outcome Tool: VHI-10

Voice Handicap Index-10DescriptionMeasures voice handicap in the general adult populationTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)10 (1)Estimated Completion Time5 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1) Rosen CA, Lee AS, Osborne J, Zullo T,

Laryngology Outcome Tool: VOS

Voice Outcome Survey (VOS)DescriptionEvaluates patient limitations in certain daily activities that require speaking or limitations in their social or work-related activities because of vocal problemsTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)5 (N/A)Estimated

Laryngology Outcome Tool: V-RQOL

Voice-Related Quality of Life SurveyDescriptionAssesses dysphonic patients and their treatment outcomesTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)10 (2)Estimated Completion Time5 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1) Hogikyan ND, Sethuraman

Laryngology Outcome Tool: PV-RQOL

Pediatric Voice-Related Quality of Life SurveyDescriptionAssesses voice changes over time in the pediatric populationTargeted AgePediatricsItems (Domains)10Estimated Completion Time5 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1) Boseley M

Research Gaps - Improving Voice Outcomes After Thyroid Surgery

The Clinical Practice Guideline: Improving Voice Outcomes after Thyroid Surgery was based on the current body of evidence regarding voice outcomes during thyroid surgery.

Research Gaps - Laryngology/Broncho-esophagology

Click to view the research gaps identified in this clinical practice guideline:Hoarseness (dysphonia)Improving Voice Outcomes after Thyroid Surgery

CPT Code Changes for 2014

There are several Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) code changes for 2014 applicable to otolaryngologists. Below is a summary of these changes.