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February 1975

The Modified Tokyo Larynx: An Improved Pneumatic Speech Aid

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of Utah College of Medicine, Salt Lake City.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(2):107-108. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780310029008

The Tokyo, or Japanese, artificial larynx is a pneumatic speech aid with superior sound production used in the rehabilitation of laryngectomized patients. Although there are some difficulties with its use, modifications have been developed that eliminate the major problems. Three brief case reports demonstrate the effectiveness of this speech aid when properly prescribed.