alaryngeal speech


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a·la·ryn·ge·al speech

a form of speech achieved after laryngectomy by using either an external vibratory source or the pharyngoesophageal segment as an internal vibratory source. see also esophageal speech. Tracheoesophageal speech may be produced after laryngectomy by surgically diverting exhaled air to the pharynx through a permanently constructed tracheoesophageal fistula.

alaryngeal speech

[ā′lä·rin′je·əl spēch]
Etymology: Gk, a, without + larynx; ME, speche
methods of speech communication used after laryngectomy, including communication with an electrolarynx, a tracheosophageal voice prosthesis and use of esophageal speech.

a·la·ryn·ge·al speech

(ā-lăr-in'jē-ăl spēch)
Production of speech using a sound source other than the larynx, as in esophageal speech or use of a tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis or an artificial larynx.
See: esophageal speech
See also: artificial larynx, tracheoesophageal puncture

alaryngeal speech

Any of several methods of speech used by patients who have had their larynx removed. These methods include esophageal speech, tracheoesophageal puncture, or speech enhanced by an electrolarynx.
See also: speech