Artificial Larynx

Artificial Larynx

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VoiceBak is an artificial larynx trademarked and manufactured by LaBarge, Inc., of St. Louis. It was designed by Stanley Taub, a plastic surgeon in New York, and introduced to market in 1973. The cost to surgeons was $950.
Ref: Stanley Taub, “Voice Prosthesis,” U.S. Patent 3,747,127 (July 24, 1973).
Stacy V. Jones, “Artificial Larynx Allows Speech That Is Effortless,” New York Times (July 28, 1973), pp. 31 and 37.
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Object Name
Prosthesis, Voice Bak
larynx, artificial
Other Terms
Prosthesis, Voice Bak; Medicine
LaBarge, Inc.
overall: 2 1/2 in x 5 3/8 in x 2 7/8 in; 6.35 cm x 13.6525 cm x 7.3025 cm
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LaBarge, Inc.
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National Museum of American History
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