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 laryngectomy patients in the world.

Lary's Speakeasy On The Socials

Information For Emergency Responders

Free laryngectomy supplies

Free Laryngectomy Supplies


SLP Listing

laryngectomy support group

Laryngectomy Support Groups

Lary's Spekeasy team

Our Team

Louis Trammell started Lary’s Speakeasy on Facebook for the members of his first live group meeting, which started at Rush University Medical Center on March 17, 2011 so that they would be able to access up-to-date information about their recoveries.

For the first few years, we only had 11 members, but as he joined the other Head & Neck FB groups he saw a huge need for more resources for throat cancer and laryngectomy folks.
​We were the only throat cancer group to store information that the members could access time and time again.

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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.

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Speaking of Larys

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

Dysgeusia and head and neck cancer

Dysgeusia And Head And Neck Cancer

Dysgeusia is a common symptom experienced by many head and neck cancer patients. Let's talk about it today and how it can be managed.
Speech language pathologist

When is a Speech-Language Pathologist Involved In Head And Neck Cancer Care?

Did you know that speech-language pathologists (SLPs) play a crucial role in the early diagnosis of head and neck cancer?
Happy better hearing, speech, and swallowing month

Happy Better Hearing and Speech Month!

As a speech-language pathologist, I am filled with a sense of gratitude and pride as we celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month! This special month serves as a reminder of the amazing work we do every day to help individuals with communication disorders. 

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By helping us, you help others receive urgently needed laryngectomee supplies

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