Lary's Speakeasy

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Welcome To Lary’s Speakeasy

A laryngectomy is the surgical removal of the voice box. After the surgery, patients are unable to talk. While many regain the ability to “voice,” the condition is permanent. Lary’s Speakeasy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides supplies to the laryngectomee community, 100% free of charge. We also provide support, education and advocacy for the patients and Speech Pathologists. We are an all volunteer organization and all funds go directly in support of our mission. Our Facebook group is the largest group for laryngectomees in the world.

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Are You Suffering With Dysphagia (Swallowing Difficulties)?

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The purpose of this survey is to learn hear directly from people living with dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and how diet modifications (thickened liquids, softer or pureed foods, etc.) and changes in social/emotional well-being affect their experience when dining out in the community.

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Free laryngectomy supplies

Free Laryngectomy Supplies

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Laryngectomy Support Groups

Donate to Lary’s Speakeasy

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Lary’s Speakeasy’s mission is to provide resources to throat cancer and laryngectomy patients through social media outlets, free educational events around the country, and distribution of new, unopened laryngectomy supplies to patients in need.

Speaking of Laryngectomees

Lou Trammell Memorial Scholarship

In honor of our founder, friend, and past President Louis Trammell, Lary’s Speakeasy offers a number of scholarships to first time attendees at the IAL/Voice institute annual conference.
More information and an application will be posted when the IAL announces their 2024 conference dates.​

Moore Blogs on Speakeasy

Dr. Mallory Moore is a Doctor of SLP and a Board Certified Lymphedema Therapist (LANA)

She is also a board member of Lary’s Speakeasy.

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Unveiling the secrets of facial muscles and bones

Unveiling the Secrets of Your Facial Muscles and Bones

Ever wondered how your face works its magic? It's not just about looks – there's a bunch of muscles and bones that team up to make expressions and keep things steady. Let's dive into the world of facial muscles and bones. We'll break it down to understand how these parts make your face show feelings and help you chew your food. Imagine it like your face has its own special toolkit!
risk factors of head and neck cancer

Understanding The Risk Factors Of Head and Neck Cancer

Today, I want to talk about something really important – the risk factors of head and neck cancer. It's a topic that doesn't get as much attention as it should, but understanding these factors can help us take better care of our health. So, let's dive in and explore the various things that can increase the chances of developing head and neck cancer.
Surgical interventions for head and neck cancer

Understanding Surgical Options for Head and Neck Cancer: A Simple Guide

Dealing with head and neck cancer can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to understanding the surgical options available. In this article, we'll break down the different types of surgeries in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. Whether you or a loved one are facing this challenge, having a basic knowledge of these procedures can help you make informed decisions and understand what to expect during the recovery process. So, let's dive in and explore the various surgical interventions for head and neck cancer.

The Speakeasy

Beyond The Broken: Kintsugi And Laryngectomy

A few days ago, I went with a good friend to a Kintsugi class at a local Art Center. It was described as a workshop of healing and exploration. We have both been trying to get ourselves out of winter funk and try our hands and minds at some new challenges. Both of us are Cancer survivors and while I have a more obvious result of mine, we do struggle not to fixate on our experiences but to more forward with joy and thanks at life.
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Ski More, Talk Less

I’m riding up the lift with several of my 5-to-9- year-old students. One boy asks the question I’ve been expecting: “Coach Len, why do you talk with a speaker?” Another chimes in: “Why does your voice sound funny?” I replied that I no longer have a voice box due to cancer. “Oh,” they said, accepting the explanation. After all, they were there to ski and have fun.
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Voice Cloning for the Laryngectomee Community

After a biopsy on July 12, 2023, my doctors informed me that my survival depended on removing my cancerous vocal cords—and thus my natural voice—in an operation I had on Sept. 5, 2023. My voice was an essential part of my identity, so this was a traumatic next step in my battle with cancer.  I addressed it by embarking on a race to record my voice so I could later take advantage of the emerging technology of AI-based voice cloning, including both text-to-speech and real-time voice-to-voice cloning.

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