Bad Breath, Nose Jobs, Hearing Aids, and Thyroid SurgeryTuesday’s Research at Otolaryngology’s Annual Meeting

Newswise — SAN DIEGO, CA—Research to be presented tomorrow at the 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) spans the otolaryngology specialty. Highlighted research below touches on topics ranging from halitosis, rhinoplasty, and transgender vocal cord surgery to thyroid surgery and hearing aid use.

Prevalence and Associated Factors of Subjective HalitosisA study of over 350,000 adolescents looks at the prevalence of bad breath in teenagers and the associated factors.Abstract:

Risk Factors for Postoperative Complications after Thyroid SurgeryUsing a large national database, researchers have identified patient characteristics, such as cardiovascular disease, that are associated with complications after thyroidectomy.Abstract:

Male to Female Transgender Phonosurgery: A Systematic ReviewA review of 16 qualifying studies concluded that multiple techniques for elevation of vocal pitch exist, but vocal cord shortening procedures appear to result in the largest increase in fundamental frequency.Abstract:

Menstrual Cycle Effects on Vocal Fold Appearance and PerformanceCertain women may experience a variation in their vocal performance during menstruation. Why? Variations in progesterone levels.Abstract:

Immediate Effects of Nasal Oxytocin in Tinnitus PatientsChronic tinnitus, commonly described as ringing in the ears, is a phantom sensation affecting about 20 percent of the general population. To date, there is no FDA approved pharmacologic cure. Can oxytocin provide a therapeutic role in treatment? Abstract:

What Determines the Older Adult’s Use of a Hearing Aid?Hearing loss becomes more common with age, but what determines if an older adult will actually use a hearing aid? Abstract:

Surgical Algorithm for Nasal Tip Augmentation in Asian RhinoplastyNasal tip augmentation is one of the most important procedures in Asian rhinoplasty, and authors have a new surgical algorithm for successful outcomes. Abstract:

Insurance Status and the Incidence of OSA Diagnoses and ProceduresWhat does the insurance data tell us about sleep apnea diagnoses and surgeries, and how does insurance impact the prevalence of sleep apnea? Abstract:

A full searchable schedule for the Annual Meeting is online at Abstracts of all the research to be presented are available at

Information for the MediaThe AAO-HNSF offers press registration and interview facilitation for credentialed members of the news media and onsite workspace for those reporting from the meeting in San Diego. Additional information can be found online at Abstracts are available in advance of the meeting but in-depth content and quotes collected from author interviews are embargoed until the date and time of presentation at the Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO. Interested news media may request author interviews by contacting [email protected].

The Newsroom at the San Diego Convention Center (Room 17B) will be open Monday and Tuesday, September 19-20, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Wednesday, September 21, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.


About the AAO-HNS/F The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, one of the oldest medical associations in the nation, represents about 12,000 physicians and allied health professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy serves its members by facilitating the advancement of the science and art of medicine related to otolaryngology and by representing the specialty in governmental and socioeconomic issues. The AAO-HNS Foundation works to advance the art, science, and ethical practice of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery through education, research, and lifelong learning. The organization's vision: "Empowering otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to deliver the best patient care."