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FAQ 1:  Have you any advice for the spouse of a new laryngectomee?

FAQ 2:  Why is the "stoma" necessary after a laryngectomy?

FAQ 3:  What about eligibility, etc., for Medicare?

FAQ 4:  How can one best insure that local emergency medical personnel are knowledgeable about the special needs of Laryngectomees?

FAQ5:   Should I upgrade my Servox Battery Charger if I have an older model?

FAQ6:   Are Tracheostoma Valves and HME's covered under Medicare?

FAQ7:   What is the best type of alaryngeal speech — electric or pneumatic artificial larynx, esophageal speech, TEP speech, or something else?

FAQ8:   How long should I practice daily in order to get proficient with my TEP voice?

FAQ9:   What about Foam Stoma Covers and Heat/Moisture-Exchangers (HME's)?

FAQ10: Are there any exercises for practicing with the Servox Inton?

FAQ11: Are there "non-smoking" reasons for a laryngectomy?

FAQ12: Any advice for someone suddenly facing a laryngectomy?

FAQ13: What's the best "life vest" for a laryngectomee?

FAQ14: What is this NEW "Digital Servox"? (and some FAQ's answered)

FAQ15: Hints for in and around WATER!!

FAQ16: Partial or Total Laryngectomy?

FAQ17: Suggestions for Beginning to Vocalize with a TEP/prosthesis.

FAQ18: Smelling Again after a Laryngectomy.

FAQ19: What about humidity concerns?

FAQ20: Getting into Medicare??

FAQ21: "Cancer Sucks" - A View from an SLP

FAQ22: Do some States offer FREE electrolarynx devices or services?

FAQ23: Hints for Teaching Stoma Care?

FAQ24: Does the Servox Digital differ in sound quality from the Servox Inton?

FAQ25: What about commercial flying after a laryngectomy?  Any Concerns?

FAQ26: I just got a prosthesis but can't talk yet.  What may be wrong?

FAQ27: How do you adjust the pitch on the Servox Inton?

FAQ28: What is a Neck Dissection?

FAQ29: Square Filters - Round Stomas?

FAQ30: What patient information can I put in a Newsletter?

FAQ31: Can depression follow a laryngectomy?

FAQ32: Is there a new Social Security web site?

FAQ33: Life After a Laryngectomy?

FAQ34: A Perspective in dealing with "The Professionals"

FAQ35: Should I contact my local "911" dispatcher after surgery?

FAQ36: What is an Ambu-bag?

FAQ37: What about "Sneezing"?

FAQ38: Sleeping Problems Post-Laryngectomy?

FAQ39: What Should Medical Community Know About "Larygectomees"?

FAQ40: Why would a laryngectomy change the lung capacity?

FAQ41: Can Air-Conditioning Increase Mucus?

FAQ42: The Media makes "fun" of Laryngectomees ... what should we do?

FAQ43: A Laryngectomee's "Feelings"

FAQ44: What Surviving Larynx Cancer Did For Me

FAQ45: XRT & Chemo - from the Aloe Vera Kid

FAQ46: How can the Americans with Disabilities Act Help?

FAQ47: Can patients with Amotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) by helped by electrolarynx devices?

FAQ48: How can one tell if an insurance claim has been paid?

FAQ49: What is "Demeaning" or "Humiliating"?

FAQ50: How do you figure "Shipping Charges"?

FAQ51: What Can You Do For A Runny Nose?

FAQ52: What minimum information should be given to a new or potential Laryngectomee?

FAQ53: Does Radiation Always Cause Tooth Loss?

FAQ54: What is COBRA Insurance?


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