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August 1982

Airway Resistance of the Voice Button

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(8):498-500. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790560036010

• Airway resistance calculations were completed for Voice Button prostheses. Resistance of these devices ranged from about 285 to 440 cm H2O/L/s, revealing that the opposition these prostheses offer to airflow through them is substantial. In this circumstance, a reduction in the efficiency with which tracheoesophageal voice is produced would be expected.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:498-500)