“The Role of Voice Rest on Voice Outcomes Following Phonosurgery”
Patients undergoing vocal cord surgery (phonosurgery) are often prescribed voice rest postoperatively. However, no clinical trials have ever been conducted to ascertain the efficacy of using voice rest and its impact on functional voice outcomes. The purpose of this randomized-clinical trial is to determine if the prescription of voice rest has an impact on voice outcomes following phonosurgery.
Behavioral - Absolute Voice Rest
Patients will be instructed to not use their voice and minimize any voice-use activities such as coughing or throat-clearing for a period of 7 days following surgery.
The Role of Voice Rest on Voice Outcomes Following Phonosurgery: A Randomized-Controlled Trial