What is Our Research About?

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.

Chondrolaryngoplasty and 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.