Clear communication is essential, . . . at BASIC ESSENTIALS, we can inspect, clean, and test older model TruTone electrolarynx devices for functionality.
The Laryngectomee Guide, by Itzhak Brook, MD:
Rescue Breathing for Laryngectomees and Neck Breathers (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE-n8cgl77Q
TEDPA (Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program Association) Programs: Most states have at least a free telephone for speech and hearing disabilities; only 4 states and DC do not list TEDPA programs. A fairly new addition to the list is a WiFi-enabled smart phone or tablet that is primarily used for texting or using a text to speech app. Check this National List of Equipment Distribution Programs: http://tedpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/National-List-of-Equipment-Distribution-Programs_2018-012-03.pdf
My Voice, by Itzhak Brook, MD: https://dribrook.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-laryngectomee-guide-is-available-in.html (access to this wonderful book is in numerous languages, all available at this link)
International Association of Laryngectomees (IAL) is a non-profit voluntary organization composed of approximately 250 member clubs and recognized regional organizations.
USA Club Search: https://www.theial.com/united-states-club-search
IAL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IALvoiceinstitute/
Web Whispers is composed of patients, caregivers, medical professionals, and suppliers. Membership is free and there are no dues.
Resources link: https://webwhispers.org/resources/
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