speaking valve

speaking valve

a one-way valve placed on the end of a cuffless, deflated tracheostomy tube to facilitate normal speech. See Passy-Muir valve
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I hadn't the power to speak using the speaking valve they had given me.
However, with the speaking valve "you don't sound so mechanical'' as with some other devices that have been available.
Earlier on the night of the current presentation, having consumed some alcohol our patient coughed, dislodging his speaking valve.
The Passy-Muir Tracheostomy Speaking Valve allows the patient with a tracheostomy to speak.
Passy-Muir's PMV[TM] 007 Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve (aqua) is the only closed-position, "no-leak" valve designed to fit readily into disposable ventilator tubing and directly onto the 15-mm hub of most tracheostomy tubes, including neonatal, pediatric, and adult tubes.
The Airway Company will unveil its new Shikani Speaking Valve (SSV) and Heat Moisture Exchanger (HME) at the ASHA Convention in Chicago, IL, November 14-16, 2013.
The Passy-Muir [TM] Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve PMV[TM] 007 (Aqua colored [TM]) is the only closed position "no leak" valve designed to fit readily into disposable ventilator tubing and directly on the 15mm hub of most tracheostomy tubes including neonatal, pediatric and adult tubes.
Reductions in the amount of oropharyngeal secretions and possible improvement in swallowing ability are two of the reported secondary benefits of occluding a tracheotomy tube and using a one-way speaking valve.
If the tracheostomy tube is cuffed, the cuff must be completely deflated to use the speaking valve.
An upcoming edition of The Cutting Edge Medical Report(R) will feature one such case: the Passy-Muir Tracheostomy Speaking Valve, invented by David Muir, a quadriplegic Muscular Dystrophy patient who was tracheostomized after a respiratory arrest, the valve has improved the quality of life of hundreds of thousands of ventilator dependent and tracheostomized patients.
The Passy-Muir[TM] Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve PMV[TM] 007 (Aqua colored[TM]) is the only closed position "no leak" valve designed to fit readily into disposable ventilator killing and directly on the 15mm hub of most tracheostomy tubes including neonatal, pediatric and adult tubes.