Laryngeal Prostheses; Artificial Larynges
Production of Sound Without the Larynx
The True Buccal or Pseudowhispered Voice
The Pharyngeal Pseudovoice
The Esophageal and "Stomach" Pseudovoice
Therapy for the Production of the Pseudovoice
Summary and Conclusions.
With the growing belief that the operative procedure most likely to lead to a cure for laryngeal cancer is total laryngectomy, there are in America and abroad a constantly increasing number of persons who have undergone the removal of their essential organ of voice and speech production. Those thus deprived of the voice are definitely handicapped in their social intercourse, and often find great difficulty in obtaining a means of livelihood. These considerations must present themselves to every person suffering from laryngeal cancer to whom total laryngectomy is recommended; they surely are in the mind of the surgeon who advises the procedure, although the latter knows that he necessarily