department of otolaryngology Archives
Musical rhythms shown to improve language processing in children with Developmental Language Disorder
Jul. 12, 2023—Musical rhythms can help children with speech and language processing difficulties in finding their voice by improving their capacity to repeat sentences they just heard, according to a study led by a Western Sydney University researcher and co-authored by Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Jun. 26, 2023—by John Howser David Haynes, MD, MMHC, professor of Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery and Hearing and Speech Sciences, and Vice Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, has been named as Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s new Chief Patient Experience Officer (CXO). He will assume this role on July 1, succeeding Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, who...
Jun. 15, 2023—Gaelyn Garrett, MD, MMHC, medical director of the Vanderbilt Voice Center, has been elected president of the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Vanderbilt Voice Center’s Professional Voice Conference brings medical professionals and vocal athletes together
Apr. 11, 2023—A Vanderbilt Voice Center conference will focus on wellness, readiness and resilience for vocal professionals and will touch on topics such as vocal hygiene, recovery after injury, allergies, surgery, respiration, life on the road, and more.
Feb. 27, 2023—Vanderbilt's Aaron Moberly, MD, is developing an adult cochlear implant research/clinical program that aims to tailor rehabilitative treatment protocols to individual patients based on their auditory, linguistic and cognitive profiles.
Nov. 3, 2022—A new study shows engaging infants with a song provides a ready-made means for supporting social development and interaction.
Sep. 15, 2022—Herbert Christopher, a grateful Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery patient who received cochlear hearing implants from David Haynes, MD, has funded the training of otolaryngology fellows and leaders in Alzheimer’s disease care through several outright endowed gifts and additional gift planning with his estate.
Feb. 17, 2022—When the pandemic began, Vanderbilt's Amy Whigham, MD, MS-HPEd, developed a plan to turn the Department of Otolaryngology's medical student education and residency recruitment efforts into a virtual experience.
Jan. 13, 2022—Surgery at Vanderbilt helped 25-year-old Meredith Watson pursue her dream of becoming a professional nose — someone specially trained in combining ingredients to create fragrances.
Sep. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers are studying ways to better evaluate and predict who is at risk of persistent smell and taste loss after COVID-19 infection.
Dec. 2, 2020—Although Elisabeth Mouw, 23, knew she would benefit from having a bone-anchored hearing implant, she put off getting one for several years. Aside from being concerned about the aesthetic of wearing an external hearing device, she was worried it would interfere with her ability to play sports.