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Voice Affirmations: A Seattle Voice Lab Journal Review

At Seattle Voice Lab, we are deeply committed to elevating the field of gender affirming voice work. Our dedicated research focus is centered on identifying the latest voice-related developments in this domain, driving our continuous pursuit of knowledge in gender-affirming voice care. The information provided is for educational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider for guidance regarding your specific medical condition.

Literature Review

Wendler’s Glottoplasty & The Voice

According to the current literature, Wendler’s Glottoplasty (WG) is considered the “gold standard” pitch raising surgical intervention for transgender women and non-binary individuals (assigned male at birth). At Seattle Voice Lab, we were interested in identifying the vocal benefits and potential risks following WG.

Literature Review

Chondrolaryngoplasty & The Voice

Chondrolaryngoplasty, often referred to as a “tracheal shave” or “trach shave,” is a gender-affirming surgery that aims to reduce the size of the thyroid cartilage prominence, or what is commonly described as the “Adam’s Apple.” At Seattle Voice Lab, we were intrigued about the current chondrolaryngoplasty surgical techniques and potential subsequent voice changes.