After the loss of the larynx through a laryngectomy, the restoration of voice is the prime focus of rehabilitation. For many years, voice prosthesis care for patients has been successfully established at clinics.
This method employs an electronic device to produce a sound for speaking. The device is held against the cheek, chin or neck, where it generates sound vibrations which are transmitted to the air in the mouth and throat, where they can be used for speaking.
The self-adhesive, skin-coloured silicone pads are used to adjust the skin level of an irregular tracheostoma. Their high degree of suppleness ensures good placement on the tracheostoma and may possibly provide an optimised support surface for a base plate.