Speech Restoration Via Voice Prostheses

  • Ingo Ferdinand Herrmann
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Historical Perspective

    1. Ingo Ferdinand Herrmann
      Pages 1-2
  3. Introduction

    1. Ingo Ferdinand Herrmann
      Pages 3-4
  4. The Different Types of Voice Prostheses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. E. Mozolewski, K. Jach, C. Tarnowska, A. Dalek
      Pages 7-12
    3. H. F. Nijdam, A. A. Annyas, H. K. Schutte, H. F. Mahieu
      Pages 20-22
    4. H. F. Nijdam, A. A. Annyas, K. T. van der Laan, H. K. Schutte
      Pages 23-25
    5. H. F. Mahieu, A. A. Annyas, H. F. Nijdam
      Pages 26-32
    6. L. Traissac, M. Lecoq, J. Petit, F. Devars, I. Ignatov, J. Y. Nizou et al.
      Pages 37-42
    7. H. P. Zenner, I. F. Herrmann
      Pages 43-46
  5. Experimental Research Regarding the Function and Handling of Voice Prostheses

  6. In Vivo Experiments Using Voice Prostheses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
  7. Problems Occurring with the Inferior Pharyngeal Muscle and Their Possible Solutions

  8. Indications, Results and Their Means of Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. E. Mozolewski, C. Tarnowska
      Pages 129-129
    3. J. Brendebach, M. Schmidt, E. Brugger
      Pages 130-134
    4. H. K. Schutte, E. F. M. Bors, G. H. A. de Boer, G. L. J. Nieboer, A. A. Annyas
      Pages 135-138
  9. Speech Training, Intelligibility and Psychosocial Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. E. F. M. Bors, G. H. A. de Boer, H. K. Schutte
      Pages 159-161
  10. Fingerless Voice Restoration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. R. M. Tiwari, H. D. Vuyk, G. B. Snow
      Pages 173-176
    3. M. Amatsu, K. Makino, M. Kinishi, M. Tani, M. Kokubu
      Pages 177-181
    4. I. F. Herrmann, W. Koss
      Pages 184-186
  11. Experimental Research to Establish an Artificial Larynx

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. I. F. Herrmann, C. Hammer, B. Grevemeyer
      Pages 193-200
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 201-203

About these proceedings


This book contains a series of articles and summaries regarding surgical voice restoration after or during a total laryngectomy. Most readers will recall the pleasure patients feel when they are able to speak again after years of mute existence. A few simple questions are relevant to the articles contained herein. Firstly, how important is a person's voice? Is it for example as important to man as the dances bees use to convey essential information? Even the most superficial consideration must tell us that the function of the human voice is still more important as we already have a detailed body language of our own, e.g., when we feel pain,joy, love, fear, etc. Without doubt, speech is the basis of knowledge and surely it is the capacity to learn which characterizes the human intellect. Secondly, one may ask whether man was always intended to have a voice? A few every-day observations can provide us with an answer. When little children play together, for instance, they all speak at once and seldom listen to what their neighbors are saying. Obviously, this is b~cause it is not so important what they are actually saying as that something is being said at all.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ingo Ferdinand Herrmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitätsklink und Poliklinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenkranke im KopfklinikumWürzburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71417-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71415-3
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