Digital Generation Electrolarynges - Labex brand
Labex Trade Ltd. specializes in the development and production of its brand of electrolarynx devices.
The company's goal is to create a different generation of state-of-the-art digital electrolarynges providing a stable speaking tone, expression options, and a more comfortable life to laryngectomees at an affordable price.
In all these years, with each step we take, we confirm and strengthen our decision to do something meaningful for the laryngectomees.
Starting in 2014 from scratch, we had a hard time defining where the quality of sound came from, how to grant long-life reliable and shock-resistant devices, and how to keep the batteries’ energy most efficiently. In addition, this nishе market was fully occupied by big sales companies.
And yes, we succeeded. Curently we are the technological leader in electrolarynx thus forcing the competitors to update the models they offered for decades. A few related points:
- Our first model Comfort in 2015 offered 4 hours of clear speech time per charge (against 1,5 – 2 hours for competitors), and two speech buttons with adjustable sound parameters.
- The Inspiration model, launched in January 2016, beat all competitors with its speech time of 30 hours per charge and the unique manner to offer intonation by changing the pitch in the course of speech by sliding a finger on a control panel.
- Our Extra Electrolarynx, launched in November 2022, allows modifying the intonation while speaking by changing the pressure on the speech button.
There are only 3 electrolarynges worldwide that offer intonational speech for laryngectomees. We are happy to note that two of the three have been designed and produced by Labex Trade Ltd.
Now we have 5 different models in our product line, for every taste and everyone’s preferences. This gives the freedom to pick the matching device and be happy with it.
Hennie Knops from the Netherlands checks the electrolarynges
The first impressions video is a very good example of the usage of the different models of electrolarynx devices and expressing better their emotions while speaking with the Inspiration model
The microphone is not obligatory, it is just Hennie's preference.
Change intonation while you are speaking
Our intuitive Touch Technology makes it easy to change intonation only with a touch! Just slide your finger up and down the electrolarynx touch panel. Inspiration electrolarynx facilitates the expression of your emotions while speaking.
While Inspiration can be used in a flat tone, like any other electrolarynx, you will also be able to use a dynamic change of tone to express your emotions. Our digital technology and precise touch/slide control give the user ultimate control of the intonation and volume.
Different intonation modes
There are different dynamics of changing the tone while sliding the finger up and down the Control Panel. Depending on the selected mode of operation, you can choose among Default, Linear, Tonal, Asian intonation, or Dynamic Volume. You have no limit on how many times you can switch between the modes.
Designed to please
Every detail is carefully manufactured to make the ideal speech aid. From the precisely machined aluminum buttons that have just the right texture to the soft glowing LED indicator, this electrolarynx will give you tactile pleasure.
30+ hours of speech time with a single charge. You can use your electrolarynx for a week or two without worrying about charging it. The battery will last more than 500+ charge cycles which allows you 500 weeks (about 10 years) of usage.
Robust metal construction
The premium construction, combined with the robust design, make the Harmony electrolarynx pleasant to hold in your hand and use.
Sound & customization
Experience a soft and natural voice. Customize every button to have a unique voice signature that suits you.
Change the intonation while speaking
The EXTRA allows speaking with intonation thus expressing better emotions. You can modify the tone by changing the pressure on the speech button. That simple!
Another inspiring option
In case you are looking for some inspiring options in your everyday communications, this is the alternative of Labex Inspiration and Trutone Emote.
The 3 electrolarynges listed above are the ONLY devices in the world that let laryngectomees change the tone while speaking, and 2 of these 3 models are Labex products!
Light and Reliable
Labex EXTRA is one of the lightest electrolarynges on the market - weighing just 75 grams without the battery. It fits easily in your hand, and with its robust construction, the Extra electrolarynx is hassle-free to use.
This means that it will withstand sweat, light rain, and dust, keeping it protected during daily usage.
Feel confident talking with others in any environment - the two-button design of the Labex Comfort electrolarynx can facilitate your communication in different environments. You can set one button for noisy environments, and another one for quiet ones. This makes it comfortable to talk anywhere and find the right volume instantly.
Two rechargeable 9V Li-Ion batteries and an intelligent charger station come in the box. When the battery runs out, just swap it with a recharged one, and put the discharged battery in the slot of the charging station. Each battery provides 4+ hours of speech time with a single recharge. The Labex Comfort works with all kinds of 9V batteries, too.
Easy to use and configure
With the Labex Comfort speech aid, you will resume talking in no time! It is easy to set the volume level and pitch. The design is so user-friendly that anyone can customize the device to suit their needs without any difficulties.
Easy to useOur Digital model is designed with maximum convenience in mind. It is absolutely ready and easy to use - no configuration is necessary to start speaking! This laryngectomy speech aid works straight out of the box. In case you are looking for the most simple to use of electrolarynx, as well as the most reliable one, Labex Digital is your unit.
Water and dust-resistantLabex Digital device was granted an IP 54 water and dust-resistance certification. This means that it will withstand sweat, light rain, as well as dust, keeping it protected during daily usage.
Small & LightLabex Comfort is one of the lightest electrolarynges on the market - weighing just 73 grams [2.6 2 oz]. It fits easily in the hand with a height of just 10 cm [4 inches]. This speech aid is designed with ultimate portability in mind! It comes with a lanyard to wear comfortably around the neck. This makes your speech aid handier, so you can speak at any time. Price Learn More about Digital
Why we are producing electrolarynges LABEX
We got familiar with the problems that laryngectomees face next to the surgery. Real stress!
When we started developing speech devices in 2014, we found that for the last 12 years, there were no new devices introduced onto the market for laryngectomy patients in the world. The electrolarynx speech-aids in 2014 offered real-time speech time from an hour and a half to two hours. The EL's batteries were very expensive and with inefficient capacity. We decided this could be improved.
Of course, there were good speech-aid models from an engineering point of view. These models have already taken their market share.
Thus it became clear to us that we had to produce devices with significantly better parameters and unsurpassed options worldwide in order to be successful. In addition, we should offer patients exactly what they need.
- Our research has shown that most people who use a speech aid want to be able to change their intonation during speech.
- Everyone agrees that the patients will love to have more talking time and cheaper batteries.
- Equally important is the ratio of speech to side noise. Due to the technology used external noise is not entirely avoidable.
- In addition to all this, we invested our desire to create the lightest and smallest electrolarynges in the world.
Obviously, all these goals were solvable with the use of modern digital technologies.
So we decided to develop and produce modern digital devices with an excellent tone, functional design, robust construction, and options that significantly exceed the performance of the devices currently sold. And we did it. We forced the competitors to improve their products and offer more. Labex is certainly a step forward.
To produce robust electrolarynges that consumers will love.
We have developed and are offering our range of modern and reliable digital speech-aid devices. The first appearance of our Inspiration electrolarynx in 2016 agitated the market and forced our main competitors to urgently start developing new models. Some of them sold their businesses and others tried to modernize what they had already developed.
We sell in more than 36 countries around the world and are constantly expanding our presence in new markets. Our well-balanced Product Line, The high quality of our products together with impressive distribution prices make our electrolarynges easy and fast to sell. We have defined our clear and transparent distribution policy with better price conditions per volume of sales.
We provide quick and efficient end-user support online free of charge.
If you are an end-user looking for our local representative do not hesitate to contact us through the contact form on our website.
We have a special program for promotional persons worldwide, based on win-win principles. You can get in touch by filling out the Contact form for Distributors.
Talk with Hennie Knops, Netherlands
A video conversation between the Labex team and Hennie Knops from the Netherlands. Hennie uses Inspiration's ability to change intonation while speaking very well. The intuitive touch control of this speech aid allows the user to express their emotions better while speaking with an electrolarynx.
The factory warranty of all Labex electrolarynges is 2 years. It is a nontransferable limited warranty.
- The electrolarynx devices are in permanent contact with the skin of the neck. Thus we assume that these are personal use devices. Giving to another person violates the hygienic rule and the warranty conditions.
- The warranty does not cover any unauthorized opening of the electrolarynx or repairs, cases of submerging it into a liquid as well as user damage.
Labex elelctrolarynges are in a very robust housing, produced from high-quality materials. They are equipped into the box with everything the laryngectomee could need for 3-5 years of use.
We are taking our job very seriously, like a mission. Together with classical options to fix possible issues, we offer some unique support options.
24/7 troubles solving pages
Every patient with a Labex electrolarynx worldwide can navigate to, or use a special QR code from the box to go directly to the relevant support page on the company website. There are short specially designed videos on how to understand correctly the signals for the digital electrolarynx as well as suggestions on what could be the issue and how to solve it.
We have an online support system to register and support all reported malfunctions or questions set. Thus we grant our customers the highest quality of diagnostics and help them have solutions quickly, usually within 2 working days.
Option to exchange with a new device
Our failure rate is extremely low. That lets us take the decision to offer this unique option. Within the 2 years warranty period, we can exchange every malfunctioned device for a new one. Please check the conditions and procedures on how to access the exchange-with-new-device option on our page.
Extended warranty period
If you order your electrolarynx online on the company website, you have the option to order an extended warranty for up to two years or more. This option is possible only at the time of setting a new order on our website. Please check for this option while selecting the charger's plug type and color option at the choose device stage.
What we want to do with our work is create a big circle of happy brand fans worldwide - a circle of people living better thanks to what we have done.
The loss of vocal cords as a result of throat surgery can be overcome in various ways. The use of an electrolarynx is the most certain and independent way to start speaking again after a complete or partial laryngectomy.
The Labex digital electrolarynges are designed to help people who have undergone laryngectomy surgery and have a partial or complete loss of the vocal cords. These are battery-powered speech aid devices designed to help the laryngectomee reproduce sounds similar to those generated by the vocal cords. Learn more about voice restoration options.
When the top cap of the electrolarynx is held against the tissues of the neck, the tone is transmitted into the oral cavity through the oropharynx. The appropriate movement of the lips, tongue, teeth, and jaw converts the tone into understandable speech (i.e., modulates the tone). See the easiest methods for learning how to speak with Labex digital electrolarynx devices.
To be able to speak with an electrolarynx, a laryngectomee needs to press the device against the neck. Thus it is very important to find the spot that lets the maximum of the vibrations leave out of the mouth cave. This place is very person-dependent and skin condition-dependent. The best talking position is the so-called "sweet spot" which is the place on the throat that allows the sound waves from the electrolarynx to pass most clearly through the tissues of the throat and out of the mouth.
The importance of finding the sweet spot is expressed in the clarity of the sound produced during speech. All that depends on the sweet spot. It is individual for each person and it is up to them to discover it. More on how to find your sweet spot from Labex users.
Once you learn how to speak with an electrolarynx, you will not need anything additional to speak. Our robust speech aid devices have been developed for daily usage and we have designed them very easy to maintain. Depending on the model, Labex electrolarynx devices provide between 4 and 40 hours of speech time with a single charge. You can compare them and choose the best electrolarynx that suits your preferences.