A voice restoration devices are the devices used in conjunction with voice therapy such as esophageal speech and stoma occlusion with the thumb, to help laryngectomized patients to produce a statement.
In the majority of the cases, the voice box is removed due to larynx cancer. The patient has to go through specific voice restoration therapy which involves the use of devices and implants. The devices specifically valves are made up of silicone in case of voice prosthesis and electronically operated small handheld devices in case of an electrolarynx. The increasing number of larynx cancer cases is driving the Voice Restoration Devices Market.
The growing incidences of laryngeal cancer are one of the significant drivers among others who play a vital role in voice restoration devices market. The prevalence of throat cancer is increasing around the world. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), 2014, around 100,000 people in the US had laryngeal cancer.
According to The American Cancer Society, 2017, around 13,150 new cases were added to the existing laryngeal cancer patients. With the rising cases of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and the high consumption of tobacco and alcohol, the risk of laryngeal cancer is increasing which would further drive the demand for voice restoration devices market, over the forecast.
However, the high cost of devices and procedures might hamper the market potential.
The Voice Restoration Devices market is segmented on device type, which includes artificial larynx (Electrolarynx), and tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis. Tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis is further classified into blom-singer valve, provox valve, and groningen valve.
By end-user, the Voice Restoration Market is segmented into multi-specialty hospitals, ENT hospitals, and ambulatory surgical centers.
Artificial larynx (Electrolarynx) is the leading device type in the market, holding dominant share in 2017. The segment is exhibiting a significant growth owing to good alternatives to postlaryngectomy rehabilitation, and longer life cycles compared other voice restoration devices such as tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis.
Geographically, the market is divided into North America, Europe, South America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and Africa.
North America holds the dominant market share for voice restoration devices in 2017, and it is expected to maintain the growth over the forecast period.
The U.S. is the most revenue generating country within voice restoration market owing to numerous cases of laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers and adoption of voice restoration devices among the patients.
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