Development and Clinical Assessment of a Heat and Moisture Exchanger with a Multi-magnet Automatic Tracheostoma Valve (Provox FreeHands HME) for Vocal and Pulmonary Rehabilitation after Total Laryngectomy.


Objective--To develop and test the prototypes of a novel post-laryngectomy rehabilitation tool incorporating an obligatory, disposable heat and moisture exchanger (HME) and a reusable, multi-magnet automatic speaking valve (ASV).Material and methods--The study subjects comprised 20 laryngectomized individuals (15 males, 5 females), 5 of whom were already… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/0036554021000028083