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

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


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


Our family of anatomical models are used throughout the world to provide speaking valve and tracheostomy education to patients and clinicians.


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

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

David A. Muir
Inventor of the Passy Muir Valve

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






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

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 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.