speaking valves enable easier vocalization for alert, awake patients who are independently breathing.
The speaking valve is commonly used to help patients speak more normally. This one-way valve attaches to the outside opening of the tracheostomy tube and allows air to pass into the tracheostomy, but not out through it.
Available with or without a supplemental oxygen port and cap
Air flow through oral and nasal chambers decreases secretions, increases ability to smell and swallow
Decreases hygiene and infection concerns, compared to finger occlusions
Lightweight materials and construction may help reduce additional pressure on stoma site
Connector adapts to most tracheostomy tubes including pediatric sizes
Hinged cap for easy cleaning