An electrolarynx device is one of three different methods for voice rehabilitation following laryngectomy. Many people rely on an electrolarynx as a backup speaking method in those situations where speaking with a voice prosthesis is not possible, while others use it as the only method to speak.
It should be noted that the voice produced with the electrolarynx has a somewhat “robotic” sound, which can be modulated to some extent.
An electrolarynx is a handheld external device that has a vibrating head that you press against your neck or face to vocalize.
It produces a different kind of voice, but with the right training and remembering a few important guidelines, you will find a way to make it work for you.
The vibrating sound created by the electrolarynx is then shaped by the tongue and lips and converted into understandable speech.
The electrolarynx produces a different sort of voice, but with practice and remembering a few important rules, you find a way to make it work for you.
This video will give you an idea of what it sounds like when you speak with an electrolarynx.