The manually closed of the tracheostoma, for speech production, in laryngectomized patients with tracheoesopha- geal voice is considered today a disadvantage. The disability to simultaneously communicate by gesture or to work with both hands is the real limit of this method of speaking production in traceoesophageal voice. An automatic speaking valve (ASV) helps patients overcome this problem. We describe a prospecti- ve clinical trial evaluating our experience with the Provox FreeHands HME Automatic Tracheostoma Valve® system. The results show that the ASV system not only allows hands-free speech but is also associated with excellent compliance and good voice rehabilitation.
|Titolo:||The hands-free speech in post laryngectomy voice rehabilitation with tracheosophageal voice|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|