Otolaryngology

Research and innovation in otolaryngology from the experts at Vanderbilt Health

Latest in Otolaryngology

Baby with cleft palate and cleft lip

Repeat Audiologic Testing Before Cleft Palate Repair

Newborn screening alone cannot fully predict hearing loss in children born with a cleft palate.
Illustration of music soundwaves and genes

Uncovering Links Between Music and Health

Newly-funded research investigates genetic and epidemiological connections and potential new clinical tools.
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Music City is also ENT City

More than 5,000 otolaryngologists from around the globe are expected in Nashville Sept. 30 - Oct. 4 for education and networking.

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Yike Li, PhD, and Maria Powell, PhD, examine patient Judit Kiss during a follow-up appointment at the Vanderbilt Voice Center. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Implant a Game-Changer for Bilateral Vocal Paralysis

Implantable tech expected to change the standard of care for bilateral vocal fold paralysis.
Doctor palpating neck of child

Tiny Glands At Risk During Endocrine Surgery

Technology developed at Vanderbilt for adults helps preserve calcium regulators in growing children.
Person with facial droop

Precision Treatments for Patients with Synkinesis

Granular electromyography may improve restoration of facial symmetry in patients with synkinesis.

Cancer’s Glow Guides More Complete Removal

Fluorescence imaging augments a surgeon’s eyes in excising malignancies.
Woman with cochlear implant talking to another person

All Ages Benefit from Context Clues

Findings may enhance training methods for people using cochlear implants.

Nerve Stimulation Explored as Solution for Sleep Apnea

CPAP-intolerant patients stand to benefit from ansa cervicalis stimulation.