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Can you help speech after a total laryngectomy?
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Dr. Hassan Arshad
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Even though the voice box is removed during a total laryngectomy, there is a good chance that you can have lung powered speech after the surgery.
This involves using a tracheo-esophageal prosthesis that redirects air from your windpipe to your throat by covering the stoma (breathing hole in the neck). If that doesn't work, you can use an electro larynx or esophageal speech.

In brief: Yes
Even though the voice box is removed during a total laryngectomy, there is a good chance that you can have lung powered speech after the surgery.
This involves using a tracheo-esophageal prosthesis that redirects air from your windpipe to your throat by covering the stoma (breathing hole in the neck). If that doesn't work, you can use an electro larynx or esophageal speech.
Dr. Hassan Arshad
Dr. Hassan Arshad
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
There are many ways to "speak" after a laryngectomy.
There are electro larynx devices which mechanically create a buzzing sound which the patient modifies with their mouths and face. There is a blom-singer device which directs air from trachea into the food tube leading to speech through vibration of the throat.

In brief: Yes
There are many ways to "speak" after a laryngectomy.
There are electro larynx devices which mechanically create a buzzing sound which the patient modifies with their mouths and face. There is a blom-singer device which directs air from trachea into the food tube leading to speech through vibration of the throat.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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