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Jim – What’s gotten easier over time?

Jim – What’s gotten easier over time?

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I would say communication with other people, the Internet, computer voice recognition technology. What I'm wearing right now on my, on my vent is called a Passy-Muir Valve. It allows me to speak on inspiration as well as expiration, I would say, ... Show More

I would say communication with other people, the Internet, computer voice recognition technology. What I'm wearing right now on my, on my vent is called a Passy-Muir Valve. It allows me to speak on inspiration as well as expiration, I would say, and it, it greatly helps your ability to communicate. Instead of when you're on a ventilator, you're only getting, when you only getting positive pressure, you're only allowed to speak as you're getting a breath. And so this is really, you know, allowed me to communicate a lot better with people, and for myself—I mean, nobody really even realizes that I'm on a ventilator if I speak on the phone or anything else—so but that is called a Passy-Muir Valve. For everybody that's on a ventilator and would like to give that a try, it's very inexpensive. It's a very small, little plastic device that will go right on the tube of air, and could really increase your quality of life down the road.

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Jim – What’s gotten easier over time?

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Injured in 1996 at age 31, quadriplegic
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I would say communication with other people, the Internet, computer voice recognition technology. What I'm wearing right now on my, on my vent is called a Passy-Muir Valve. It allows me to speak on inspiration as well as expiration, I would say, and it, it greatly helps your ability to communicate. Instead of when you're on a ventilator, you're only getting, when you only getting positive pressure, you're only allowed to speak as you're getting a breath. And so this is really, you know, allowed me to communicate a lot better with people, and for myself—I mean, nobody really even realizes that I'm on a ventilator if I speak on the phone or anything else—so but that is called a Passy-Muir Valve. For everybody that's on a ventilator and would like to give that a try, it's very inexpensive. It's a very small, little plastic device that will go right on the tube of air, and could really increase your quality of life down the road.

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