Introduction to Passy Muir®

Invented by a patient named David Muir, the Passy-Muir® Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve is a simple medical device used by tracheostomy and ventilator patients. When placed on the hub of the tracheostomy tube or in-line with the ventilator circuit, the Passy-Muir Valve redirects air flow through the vocal folds, mouth and nose enabling voice and improved communication. Years of evidence-based research has shown that the Passy-Muir Valve offers patients numerous clinical benefits beyond communication, including:
  • Voice/Speech Production
  • Improved swallowing
  • Secretion management
  • Oxygenation
  • Restores positive airway pressure
  • In-line Ventilator Use & Interchangeability
  • Weaning
  • Decannulation
  • Olfaction
  • Infection Control
  • Pediatric Speech/Language Development
  • Quality of Life 

All Passy Muir® Valves have the patented closed position “no leak” design, are designed to easily attach to the universal 15mm hub of tracheostomy tubes including neonatal and pediatric tubes, and can be used interchangeably by tracheostomized and ventilator dependent patients with the exception of the PMV® 2020. All Passy Muir products are latex free and made in the USA.

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Passy-Muir Educational Products

The perfect tools for patient education as well as staff and student training and competencies. Choose from several high quality and low cost educational products, each ideal for teaching concepts related to tracheostomy and swallowing, as well as the clinical benefits, assessment and application of the Passy-Muir Valve.

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