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Lift Every Voice: Larynx Repair

Through research, Sid Khosla of the UC Health Voice & Swallowing Center explores how our voices come to be. In practice, he explores how to repair them when they leave us.

I’m a voice nerd. One reason this field fascinated me was because it was something I could apply my engineering background to; I designed a long-lasting hearing aid years ago, and was surprised to see that engineering related to the larynx in a similar way. I’m also deeply interested in the relationship between the voice and personality. People often refer to “finding their voice” in a metaphorical, internal sense, but it really is connected to our external voice as well. My patients often say, “I want to be understood.” Our ability to speak and be heard really influences who we are and how we interact with others.