Provox® Life™ Heat and Moisture Exchangers

HMEs help you to breathe better a laryngectomy

We have designed six interchangeable Heat and Moisture Exchangers (HMEs) that mimic the function of your upper airways and cover your needs for every occasion. These high performing HMEs ensure the right balance between humidification and breathability after your laryngectomy.

Introduction to Provox Life Products

Provox® Life™ Home HME

Home HME is designed to improve your lung health when you are taking it easy at home. Like all Provox Life™ HMEs, it features a wider-than-standard diameter which optimizes humidification and breathability for healthier lungs.

In addition, Provox Life™ Home HME has the highest humidification level of the daytime HMEs, for your at-home activities that don’t require deep breathing, helping you improve your lung health throughout the day.

Provox® Life™ Go HME

Provox Life™ Go HME provides lower breathing resistance, helping make it easier to breathe when you are out and about and engaging in daily activities. This HME has a low profile and a smooth rounded form for a more discreet look.

The wider-than-standard diameter and less dense foam has enabled optimized breathability while still providing good humidification – helping you maintain good lung health, when out and about.

Provox® Life™ Night HME

Provox Life™ Night HME helps reduce coughing for more restful nights. It offers high humidification which helps reduce mucus production and coughing, allowing you to rest while improving lung health.

Provox® Life™ Protect HME

When you are away from home and need extra protection, e.g. travelling on buses, trains or airplanes; or when shopping or spending time outdoors, Provox Life™ Protect HME has a comfortable breathing resistance that not only warms and humidifies the air you breathe

It also effectively filters bacteria, viruses, dust, and pollen. Since you breathe through your neck stoma, it is important to protect your airway upon inhalation, as well as protect the people around you during exhalation.

Provox® Life™ Energy HME

Provox Life™ Energy HME is an HME that has good humidification and low breathing resistance, which is perfect for when you are physically active.

So now you can choose your HME to suit more active situations and get more out of life after a laryngectomy.

Provox® Life™ FreeHands HME

Designed to allow hands-free speech in an easy-to-use device, FreeHands Flexivoice™ will let you do everyday activities such as driving and cooking, while talking hands-free

Combined with the Provox Life™ FreeHands HME, you will experience optimized humidification of the air you breathe.

Speaking with an HME

Many people find that wearing an HME all the time can help them live a better life and go back to doing many of the things they did before their surgery. This is because an HME helps them produce less mucus, cough less, feel less irritation in their windpipe, and breathe more easily.

There are different types of HMEs specially designed to work better in different situations.

Using an HME during the Day

The Provox Life Home HME is designed to improve your lung health when you are taking it easy. This HME provides high humidification with comfortable breathing throughout the day.

The Provox Life Go HME makes it easier to breathe when you are out and about or engaged in your daily activities. This HME has a low profile and a smooth rounded form, for a more discreet look when going out.

Using an HME during the Night

Now we’ve come to one of the most important times of the day: going to sleep. A good night’s sleep will help you have a better day. So, before you go to bed, switching to Provox Life Night HME helps reduce coughing for more comfortable nights.