Speaking after a laryngectomy

After having your voice box removed (laryngectomy) you will lose your voice. But you can learn different ways to communicate. 

Learning to speak again

Losing your voice is likely to be a shock. Read about how you can learn to speak again.

Voice prosthesis

This is the most common way to restore speech after surgery. Find out how you have it and how you can speak using a voice prosthesis. 

Oesophageal speech

Read about how you can learn to move the air down the food pipe and turn it into speech.  


An electrolarynx is a battery operated machine that produces sound for you to create a voice. Read about how you can use an electrolarynx. 

Last reviewed: 
30 Jul 2018
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