What is a laryngectomy? 

A laryngectomy is the surgical removal of the larynx. When the larynx is removed, the top of the trachea immediately below the larynx is attached to a permanent opening made in the throat called a stoma. It is through this opening that the laryngectomee breathes.


Understanding Voice Restoration

With persistence, a laryngectomee can learn from a speech pathologist new ways of speaking. One option, called Esophageal Speech, involves the patient learning to breathe in a manner that injects air into the pharynx, expelling it in a controlled way to form voicing. Another option, known as an Artificial Larynx, uses a speaking aid device that emits a vibrating noise and is held against the throat. By mouthing words, a laryngectomee converts the vibrations into speech. A third option, called Tracheoesophageal Puncture (TEP), is described below.

Our range of products including the Blom-Singer & Kapitex Ranges and the Servox electrolarynx plus accessories are available to meet all these complex needs. 

SLP Resources

    SLP Education

    Voice Prosthesis - Patient Changeable

    Voice Prosthesis Accessories

    HME - Heat and Moisture Exchange

    Hands Free Speech

    Stoma Protection

    Stoma Studs

    Laryngectomy Tubes


    Professional Products

    Tracheostoma Accessories


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