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Year of Award



Master of Science (MS)


College of Education & Allied Health


Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

First Advisor

Marie Damien Adams


electrolarynx, laryngectomy, operative, fluent, esophogeal speech, speech habits


Although there has been some comment on the benefits of preoperative counseling of laryngectomees by esophageal speakers, systematic investigation of the benefit is lacking. Consequently, the purpose of this study was to survey laryngectomees in order to determine whether those who were preoperatively counseled derived any benifit. another purpose was to poll those preoperatively counseled regarding the benefits they considered they had received; also to obtain information on the opinion of laryngectomees regarding preoperative visits by esophageal speakers.

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