Phonate Speaking Valve by Mallinckrodt is a trach speaking valve designed for use on alert, awake tracheostomy patients who can breathe without assisted mechanical ventilation. It directs airflow past the vocal chords, giving patients the ability to speak without finger occlusion.
Airflow in the speaking valve passes through oral and nasal chambers, decreasing secretions. It also increases smelling abilities and improves swallowing.
Use of this valve reduces hygiene and infection concerns compared to finger occlusions. Its design is to help minimize the work of breathing, as well as minimizing additional pressure on the stoma site.
This valve connects to a 15mm connector on the tracheostomy tube. It adapts to most tracheostomy tubes, including pediatric sizes.
There is a convenient hinge cap for the speaking valve that allows easy cleaning. There is also an optional oxygen supplement port and cap available.
Phonate Speaking Valve by Mallinckrodt is lightweight. It is packaged and sold individually.
Phonate Speaking Valve Features and Benefits
Trach Speaking Valve
For Use on Alert, Awake Tracheostomy Patients
Directs Airflow Past the Vocal Chords
Gives Patients Ability to Speak Without Finger Occlusion
Airflow Through Oral and Nasal Chambers Decreases Secretion
Increases Smelling Abilities
Reduces Hygiene and Infection Concerns
Helps Minimize Work of Breathing
Minimizes Additional Pressure on the Stoma Site
Adapts to Most Tracheostomy Tubes, Including Pediatric Sizes
Convenient Hinge Cap Allows Easy Cleaning
Optional Oxygen Supplement Port and Cap