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Passy Muir Speaking Valves

Passy Muir Speaking Valves

Passy Muir Speaking Valves are the ultimate in Tracheostomy speaking valves, providing many clinical benefits due to their unique no-leak design. We offer several types of Passy Muir Valve to enable the medical team to offer the best suitable solution for the individual.


Passy Muir Tracheostomy Speaking Valves provide many clinical benefits due to their unique no-leak design. We offer several types of Passy Muir Valve to enable the medical team to offer the best suitable solution for the individual.

Features and Benefits

Invented by a patient named David Muir, the Passy Muir® Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve is a simple 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

Tracheostomy and ventilator speaking valves

 Passy Muir PMV 002
TR PMV 0002 (Aqua) Tracheostomy and Ventilator Speaking Valve

(15mm I.D./22mm O.D.) is designed to fit inside adult disposable ventilator tubing. The bright colour makes it easier to see while in the ventilator tubing. Use of an adapter may be needed to adapt the PMV to paediatric or various closed suctioning systems.

 Passy Muir PMV 1003
TR PMV 1003 (Purple) Low Profile — Lower Resistance Tracheostomy Speaking Valve

(15mm I.D./23mm O.D.) is identical to the TR PMV 1002 except for its colour. This valve is bright purple to facilitate staff awareness and monitoring of patients while using the PMV.

 Passy Muir PMV 1002
TR PMV 1002 (Clear) Low Profile — Lower Resistance Tracheostomy Valve

(15mm I.D./23mm O.D.) is lightweight and smaller than the original PMVs. It is designed to be clear and less visible for the more ambulatory patient.

 Passy Muir PMV 1005
TR PMV 1005 (Clear) Secure It

The PMV 2000 and PMV 2001 are designed with a small ring that allows the new PMV Secure It to attach from PMV to the trach tie to prevent valve loss.


Positive Closure – a patented closed position “No Leak” design

The “No Leak” design of the Passy Muir Valves (PMVs) means that the valve is always in a closed position until the patient inhales. The valve opens easily with less than normal inspiratory pressures and closes automatically at the end of the inspiratory cycle without air leak and without patient expiratory effort.

Closed System

Unlike open position speaking valves, the closed position of the PMV allows the patient to creates a positive airway pressure and restores the patient to a more normal “closed respiratory system”. The “closed system” also creates a protective column of air in the tracheostomy tube which resists secretions from moving up the tube and occluding the valve. Instead, secretions may be coughed up around the tube and expectorated or suctioned from the mouth.

The ONLY Speaking Valves offering ALL of the following uses:
  • Communication
  • Improves Swallow
  • May Reduce Aspiration
  • Ventilator Application
  • Facilitates Secretion Management
  • Improves Oxygenation
  • Improves Olfaction
  • Expedites Weaning and Decannulation
  • Restores Positive Airway Pressure
  • Interchangeability Between Tracheostomy and Ventilator Use
  • Facilitates Infection Control
All Passy Muir Valves (PMV)

Have a closed position “No Leak” design that restores a closed respiratory system.

PMV Closed Position “No Leak” Design

Maintains a column of air in the tracheostomy tube and redirects airflow and secretions up the trachea.

All Other Speaking Valves

Have an open position design that causes air leakage during exhalation.

The only Speaking Valve that can be used interchangeably on or off the ventilator for Paediatrics and Adults (with appropriate ventilator tubing).

The PMVs offer ventilator dependent patients the opportunity to speak uninterrupted without having to wait for the ventilator to cycle, and without being limited to a few words at a time due to loss of air through the tracheostomy tube as experienced by patients using “leak speech.”

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