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We at Passy Muir believe that communication is the essence of the human spirit; it is essential to individual rights and dignity. We are committed in our efforts to offer tracheostomized and ventilator-dependent patients a step towards independence and dignity through speech.


Passy Muir® Valves

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Invented by a patient, the Passy Muir® Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve is a simple, life changing medical device.


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CEU education provided by Passy Muir through recorded and live webinars and in-services.


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This course is designed for healthcare professionals who work with patients with tracheostomy.

Live Events

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Live CEU events and seminars provided by Passy Muir clinical staff and guest speakers.

Our Podcast

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Join speech-language pathologist, Dr. Kristin King, as she interviews healthcare professionals who work with this medically complex patient population.


Live 3-hour CEU courses that focus on a specific topic to provide a more in-depth learning experience. These workshops are interactive and feature Q&A.

What is a Passy Muir Speaking Valve?

Invented by a patient named David Muir, the Passy Muir® Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve is a simple life-changing medical device used by tracheostomy and ventilator patients. When placed on the hub of the tracheostomy tube or in-line with the ventilator circuit, the Passy Muir® Valve redirects air flow through the vocal folds, mouth and nose enabling voice and improved communication. Years of evidence-based research has shown that the Passy Muir® Valve offers patients numerous clinical benefits beyond communication, including:

  • Voice/Speech Production
  • Improved swallowing
  • Secretion management
  • Oxygenation
  • Restores positive airway pressure
  • In-line Ventilator Use & Interchangeability
  • Weaning
  • Decannulation
  • Olfaction
  • Infection Control
  • Pediatric Speech/Language Development
  • Quality of Life

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David Muir inventor of the Passy Muir speaking valve
David A. Muir
Inventor of the Passy Muir® Valve

Benefits of the Passy Muir® Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve

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Clinical Complications of Tracheostomy


Passy Muir Valve Placement


Clinical Benefits of the Passy Muir Valve


Why use a speaking valve?

When properly assessed and placed by a healthcare professional, speaking valves allow tracheostomy patients to communicate.

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Why choose a Passy Muir Speaking Valve?

Passy Muir Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valves (PMV®) offer patients numerous clinical benefits. In addition to voice and speech production, Passy Muir Valves improve swallow, secretion management, and the sense of smell and taste. The Valves may reduce aspiration and assist with infection control, ventilator weaning, and decannulation. Many PMV users have reported that use of the Passy Muir Valve has resulted in a significant positive impact on their quality of life. Passy Muir Valves may be utilized on pediatric and adult patients and attach easily to a standard tracheostomy tube hub. All Passy Muir Valves are proudly made in the USA.