tracheoesophageal speech

tra·che·o·e·soph·a·ge·al speech

a form of alaryngeal speech obtained by a surgical technique that creates a shunt between trachea and esophagus, allowing pulmonary air to generate upper esophageal and pharyngeal mucosal vibrations as a substitute for vocal cord vibrations after the larynx has been surgically removed.
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Further experience with BTXw injection for tracheoesophageal speech failure.
A comparative acoustic study of normal, esophageal and tracheoesophageal speech production.
Automatic recognition and evaluation of tracheoesophageal speech. In P.
Let's Look at his Word Accuracy--Automatic Evaluation of Tracheoesophageal Speech. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Philadelphia, USA, 2005.
(1) Moreover, secondary TEP patients may have more reasonable expectations regarding the quality of tracheoesophageal speech and therefore be more satisfied with their voice following the period of postoperative aphonia.
Following TEE only 52 of the 68 patients (76.5%) used tracheoesophageal speech as their primary mode of communication--40 of the 51 patients in the primary group (78.4%) and 12 of the 17 in the secondary group (70.6%).
Among the primary TEP patients, 77.8% achieved excellent voice quality and 78.4% used tracheoesophageal speech consistently.
(28) All of those patients regained voice function, and 97% of them continued to use tracheoesophageal speech consistently.
The percentage distribution of the primary use of alaryngeal speech options is: electronic larynx (54.4%), pneumatic device (13%), tracheoesophageal speech (13%) and esophageal speech (19.6%).
Equal portion (13%) of the respondents used pneumatic device and tracheoesophageal speech. The remaining 19.6% of the respondents were esophageal speakers.
A comparative acoustic study of normal, esophageal, and tracheoesophageal speech production.