|alaryngeal speech||medical dictionary|
A form of speech achieved after laryngectomy by using either an external vibratory source or the pharyngoesophageal segment as an internal vibratory source. tracheo-oesophageal speech may be produced after laryngectomy by surgically diverting exhaled air to the pharynx by a permanently constructed tracheo-oesophageal fistula.
(05 Mar 2000)
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