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Tracheoesophageal Voice Restoration: Problems & Solutions

Course: #7896Level: Advanced 1 Hour 498 Reviews

This course is designed to give attendees theoretical and practical solutions for solving some of the most common problems associated with tracheoesophageal (TE) voice restoration. Specific case examples of problems to be addressed are leakage through and around the voice prosthesis, early device life failure of a TE voice prosthesis, immediate and delayed post-fitting aphonia, difficulty with stomal occlusion, and hypotonicity and hypertonicity of the pharyngoesophageal segment.

Course created on January 10, 2017

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Course Type: Video

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the various etiologies for leakage through and around a tracheoesophageal (TE) voice prosthesis and describe the various practical means for solving these problems.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how gastroesophageal reflux affects the health of the TE puncture and the life of the TE voice prosthesis.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the assessment protocol for assessing a patient with immediate and delayed post-fitting aphonia.


0-5 Minutes Introduction to Troubleshooting & Evidence Based Research
5-20 Minutes How to Solve Patient Related Problems
20-40 Minutes How to Solve Prosthesis Related Problems
40-50 Minutes Tracheoesophageal Voice Restoration Assessment Protocol
50-55 Minutes Case Examples
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q & A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Julie Bishop-Leone is director of education at ATOS Medical, Inc. and receives remuneration for the sale of ATOS products in her district. She is co-author of papers and speaks at seminars on this topic. Nonfinancial: No nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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