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Alaryngeal Voice

Alaryngeal voice is production of sound for the purpose of communication without the use of the true vocal folds. The term is often used more broadly to describe communication options available to a person after larynx removal. In that broader use, aspects beyond voice production are considered. Most often, alaryngeal voice is produced by people after surgical removal of the larynx, which is called total laryngectomy. However, some of the alaryngeal voicing methods can be done with or without a larynx, so these voicing options can be potentially used in other patient populations where voice generation is problematic.

Alaryngeal voice and speech rehabilitation has been part of the clinical practice of Speech–Language pathologists from the very beginnings of the profession. Prior to formalization of Speech–Language pathology ...

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