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Treatment protocol for carcinoma of the larynx often involves total laryngectomy, the surgical removal of the larynx. Laryngectomees can achieve voice restoration using the following alaryngeal speech methods: esophageal, electrolaryngeal, pneumatic device, and tracheosophageal speech. This poster investigates the best methods to maximize intelligibility in individuals who use alaryngeal speech.
intelligibility, laryngectomy, laryngectomee, alaryngeal speech, tracheosophageal speech, electrolaryngeal speech, esophageal speech
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Mattice, Sylvia, "Why alaryngeal speech has a reduced level of intelligibility and how it can be maximized" (2015). Communication Disorders and Sciences Student Posters. 23.