Types of Voice Rehabilitation

Basically, there are three voice rehabilitation techniques after total laryngectomy: electromechanical speech, esophageal speech and tracheo-esophageal (shunt) speech. Each of these techniques has its strengths and weaknesses. The external air shunting devices with or without a reed are not being discussed since they do not play a role in current voice rehabilitation these days.

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