: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 3.1/4

This article looks at voice rehabilitation techniques following a total laryngectomee, focusing on the electrolarynx.

Keywords: Laryngectomee, Electrolarynx, voice restoration

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this module is to provide an overview of direction rehabilitation techniques and apparatus that can be used after a total laryngectomee.

Editor's comments:
This article is clear and concise. It focuses on the different techniques and apparatus, how they work and discusses advantages and disadvantages. .

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The History of voice restoration
  2. Overview of the requirements in voice restoration
  3. The three methods of vocal rehabilitation
  4. The electrolarynx (history, evolution, action and acoustic characteristics of speech, commercially available products)
  5. Silent speech innovations
  6. Innovations for the future.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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