Effect of gastroesophageal reflux on esophageal speech.

  title={Effect of gastroesophageal reflux on esophageal speech.},
  author={Johannes Mathis and Glen A. Lehman and J C Shanks and Eric Dennis Blom and Rocco L. Brunelle},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={5 6},
Gastroesophageal reflux has been incriminated as a factor-inhibiting acquisition of esophageal speech after laryngectomy. Fourteen proficient esophageal speakers and 10 nonproficient speakers underwent esophageal manometry, esophageal pH probe testing, and Bernstein acid perfusion testing. Additionally, 175 laryngectomized members of Lost Chord Clubs answered mailed questionnaires about the frequency of reflux symptoms. Nonproficient and proficient esophageal speakers had a similar frequency of… CONTINUE READING

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