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Research and Education

Here at Mass. Eye and Ear, we are at the forefront of voice-related clinical research—driving breakthroughs, innovations, and new techniques related to the medical management of the larynx (voice box). Learn more about our main research areas:


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Neurolaryngology

Understanding normal and diseased states of the central nervous system.

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Dystonia and Motor Control Laboratory

Looking at the neural mechanisms of fine motor control.

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Voice and Speech Laboratory

Working toward new techniques in voice restoration.


Education and Training

As a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, we comprise one of the only facilities worldwide offering post-graduate training and education in laryngology, including a laryngology-specific fellowship. Our education efforts are comprehensive and multifaceted, with initiatives including:

  • Fellowship: Post-residency program for those seeking a dedicated career in laryngology
  • Residency: Providing a full spectrum of experience in all aspects of laryngology
  • Medical student training: From Harvard Medical School as well as other visiting U.S. and international students
  • National and international professional societies: ALA, ABEA, AHNS, AAOHNS, Voice Foundation
  • CME courses
  • Voice Science: Supporting the MIT Health Sciences Technology (HST) program
  • Speech-language pathology: Mass General Institute for Health Professionals, Boston University
  • Vocal arts: Berklee College of Music, Boston University, The New England and Boston Conservatories