Linda Rammage

Adjunct Professor

BA, University of Alberta, 1977
MSc, University of British Columbia, 1979
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992


Phone: (604) 875-4204
Fax: (604) 875-4625


Dr. Rammage is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery and Adjunct Professor in the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She has a clinical practice through the Provincial Voice Care Resource Program in Vancouver Coastal Health. She completed her MSc degree in Speech-Language Pathology at UBC in 1979, and her PhD in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992. She is a certified member of SAC, a full member of Speech and Hearing BC, and an international affiliate member of ASHA.

She is a co-founder of the interprofessional Provincial Voice Care Resource Program, and has been specializing in Voice Science and Voice Disorders in her research, teaching and clinical activities since 1980. Dr. Rammage has published and lectured internationally on assessment and management of voice disorders, psychopathology of voice disorders, voice care for professional and occupational voice users, muscle misuse voice disorders, and various voice research topics. She is currently engaged in collaborative research on treatment outcomes after phonosurgery and therapy. She is author of several textbooks in management of voice disorders. She has also authored numerous chapters for professional textbooks.

Dr. Rammage is very involved in professional volunteer work, has served twice as President of the BC Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (now Speech and Hearing BC), is a Past-President of CASLPA (now SAC), Founding Director and Board Chair of the Regulatory College of Speech and Hearing Health Professions in British Columbia. She is currently a Director and Vice Chair on the SAC Board.

Research Interests

Occupational Voice Problems, Voice Treatment Outcomes, Psychopathology and Voice Dysfunction

Select Publications


VOCALIZING WITH EASE: A Self-Improvement Guide, Copyright Rammage, copyright Linda Rammage, (1996; 2014)

MANAGEMENT OF THE VOICE AND ITS DISORDERS, 2nd Edition (Rammage, Morrison & Nichol et al, Copyright: Thompson-Delmar, 2001).

VOICE CARE IN THE MEDICAL SETTING, (Koschkee and Rammage, Copyright: Singular Publishing Group, Inc., 1997).


Muscle Misuse Disorders of the Larynx (Chapter): Snow & Wackym: Ballenger’s Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 17th edition: 2009 (Rammage, Nichol & Morrison); 18th Edition: 2017 (Rammage, Shoja & Morrison), Copyright: BC Decker.

Management of Communication Disorders: Disorders of Voice (Chapter): Cummings: The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders (Rammage, Copyright: Cambridge University Press, 2014)

Refereed Journal Articles:

Morrison MD, Rammage LA, Belisle G, Pullan B, Nichol H. (1983) “Muscular tension dysphonia.” The Journal of Otolaryngology 12(5).

Morrison MD, Rammage LA. (1993) “Muscle misuse voice disorders: description and classification.” Acta Otolarygological 113

Morrison MD, Rammage LA, Emami AJ. (1999) “The irritable larynx syndrome.” Journal of Voice. 13(3)447-55.

Morrison MD, Rammage, LA. (2010) Irritable larynx syndrome as a central hypersensistivity disorder. CJSLPA-RCOA 23(4)

Tanner, M, Rammage, LA, Liu, L. (2016). Does singing and vocal strengthening improve vocal ability in people with Parkinson’s disease?Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 8(3)199-122.

Poologaindran A, Cheng J, Sulistyanto A, Morrison MD, Rammage LA, Sankar T, Allegretto M, Morzaria S, Cresswell S, Sossi V, Honey CR Landmark Papers in Spasmodic Dysphonia: Trends in Clinical Care & Research; Submission as State-of-the Art Review to Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Poologaindran, A, Ivanishvili, Z, Morrison, MD, Rammage, LA, Sandhu, MK, Polyhronopoulos, NE, Honey, CR. (2017) The effect of unilateral thalamic deep brain stimulation on the vocal dysfunction in a patient with spasmodic dysphonia: interrogating cerebellar and pallidal neural circuits. Journal of Neurosurgery, JNS16-1025


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