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A Technique for Teaching the Laryngectomized to Trap Air for the Production of Esophageal Speech
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Forum   |   November 1971
A Technique for Teaching the Laryngectomized to Trap Air for the Production of Esophageal Speech
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1971, Vol. 36, 484-485. doi:10.1044/jshd.3604.484
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1971, Vol. 36, 484-485. doi:10.1044/jshd.3604.484

A four-step procedure for injecting air into the esophagus is described. The method involves opening the mouth wide, closing the lips with little or no elevation of the mandible, puckering the lips, and then bringing the teeth together. If the sequence is properly executed and air has not escaped through the labial or velar seals, air is forced in the esophagus and is available for the production of an esophageal tone.

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