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Passy Muir Swallowing and Speaking Valve

Passy-Muir, Inc. has developed and patented a licenced technology trademarked as the Passy Muir Tracheostomy and Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve.

When put in place on the hub of a tracheostomy tube or in-line in a ventilator circuit, the Passy Muir valve redirects airflow through the vocal folds, mouth, and nose, enabling voice and improved communication. The other benefits noted on the Passy Muir website include:

· Restores positive airway pressure

· Restores subglottic pressure

· Improved olfaction

· Improved swallowing

· Facilitates secretion management

· Oxygenation

· Facilitates infection control

· Pediatric speech/language development

Passy-Muir, Inc. has a comprehensive website that provides a wealth of information at The website contains video and written instructional information on the purpose, use, and precautions for the device, as well as the beneficial effects on the anatomy and physiology of a person with a tracheostomy. For clinicians, the website offers numerous no-cost certified continuing education courses that are very informative. It also has a review of the history of the product’s development by David Muir, who was a muscular dystrophy patient himself.

Apple Homecare Medical Supply has numerous patients that benefit from this product.

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