Speech/Language Pathology

Infant Hearing

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. has adopted the position statement of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing, 2007.

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

Laryngology Outcome Tool: PV-RQOL

Pediatric Voice-Related Quality of Life Survey Description Assesses voice changes over time in the pediatric population Targeted Age Pediatrics Items (Domains) 10 Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

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 for ENT: Utilizing Unlisted CPT Codes

CPT for ENT: How to effectively utilize unlisted CPT codesCreated: August 2013 Q: When should I use an unlisted code? A: An unlisted code should be used to report a procedure when no Category I or III CPT code exists to describe the procedure.

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.

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