Since 1984, BBIVAR was one of the first clinical voice laboratories in the United States to offer instrumental assessment as part of a comprehensive examination of voice disorders ranging from mild hoarseness caused by voice misuse to potential cancers. Instrumental assessment of voice, known as Laryngeal Function Studies, provides the means to analyze voice disorders objectively by measuring components of voice quality such as pitch, loudness, and the degree of hoarseness. The vocal folds may also be viewed in action providing physicians and voice pathologists with additional important information. This information aids in planning the type of treatment that patients will receive.
Since 1984, the Institute has developed international reputation as a center of excellence for voice care, voice research, and educational opportunities.