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Valves, Speech, Tracheostomy

Definition : Speech valves designed for use by patients with an inserted tracheostomy tube after tracheostomy procedures. These devices typically consist of a one-way valve that is located in the hub of a tracheostomy tube allowing air to get in but not out; the exhaled gas from the lungs goes through the natural breathing ducts including the vocal cords, mouth, and nose, making speech possible. Some valves may include air filters and/or humidifiers. Most speech tracheostomy valves can also be used by patients who are under mechanical ventilation by placing the valve in the ventilator tube; other dedicated valves intended for placement in line between the tracheostomy and the ventilator tubes are also used.

Entry Terms : "Muir Valves" , "Passey-Muir Valves" , "Tracheostomy Speech Valves" , "Tracheostomy/Ventilator Swallowing/Speaking Valves"

UMDC code : 17563

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Boston Medical Products Inc

Company Type: Parent

Boston Medical Products supports its customers through our highly trained Customer Service Team, who are ready to answer technical questions, assist with ordering, and ensure timely delivery.

E Benson Hood Laboratories

Company Type: Parent

E. Benson Hood Laboratories located at 575 Washington Street, Pembroke MA. 02359 USA, recognizes, and is committed to the necessity for the involvement and the cooperation of all employees in the achievement of the required quality in its product and services, and fully encourages this.Our goal is to manufacture the highest quality products. We validate this commitment through the satisfaction of our customers.

Passy-Muir Inc

Company Type: Parent

Patricia Passy met with David Muir to discuss David's speaking valve and his desire to make it available for other tracheostomized and ventilator dependent patients. David knew first-hand the dramatic effect the Passy-Muir Valve has on one's life after he was trached, placed on a ventilator, and unable to talk for four months.

Pulmodyne Inc

Company Type: Parent

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