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February 2022 Webinar

Hands Free Speech: Expectations, Challenges, and Expanding Access

Web Course Description

Heat Moisture Exchanges (HMEs) have been widely accepted into practice and are now standard of care in pulmonary rehabilitation for the patient with a total laryngectomy. But the landscape of HMEs is changing, so what does the science say about that? We know that sizing matters for a voice prosthesis, but does it matter for an HME? Who are all these changes to HMEs serving? It may not be who you think. Join us for this live, one-hour webinar as we let science and HME research be our guide.


Register now for the following dates:

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

12 CST (1 EST, 10 PST)


Wednesday, February 9, 2022

12 EST (11 CST, 9 PST)


Wednesday, February 9, 2022

12 PST (3 EST, 2 CST)


12:00 PM - 12:03 PM

Introduction and webinar overview

(3 min)

12:03 PM - 12:15 PM

HME terminology: Resistance,

breathability, compliance, and moisture

(12 min)

12:15 PM - 12:35 PM

The science says Resist!

(20 min)

12:35 PM - 12:45 PM

Fully informed decision: Using evidence in

pulmonary rehabilitation

(10 min)


12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Questions and wrap-up

(15 min)




Participants will be able to define commonly used terms in HME and pulmonary rehabilitation, such as resistance, compliance, breathability, and moisture retention.

Participant will be able to discuss aforementioned terms in practical applications.Participant will be able to discuss opportunistic and selective data vs. evidence based facts regarding HME and releated ethical considerations.

PRESENTERJennifer Starkweather, MS CCC-SLP

Jenn Starkweather has ten years of experience working in the hospital and outpatient settings with patients with voice disorders, head and neck cancer, and laryngectomy patients. She has served in multiple positions within healthcare, sharing her extensive knowledge and experience on evaluation, treatment and care throughout survivorship. Jenn is a nationally known speaker and educator within the speech pathology and laryngectomy community.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in Communication in Sciences and Disorders with an interest in Gerontology and Spanish. Also, she received her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University and completed her fellowship at the Nashville VA Medical Center. Jenn was in practice for several years at the Vanderbilt Voice Center, where she was responsible for the evaluation and treatment of several different voice disorders as well as head and neck cancer rehabilitation. She is currently the Clinical Specialist for the Southeast region at InHealth Technologies, a division of Freudenberg Medical. Jenn’s clinical interests include comprehensive laryngectomy care, patient-centered outcomes, implementation of clinically applicable research, and improving access to care. She has participated and co-designed several research initiatives and authored peer-reviewed publications. She is currently working on a Masters in Clinical Research Organization and Management from Drexel University.

Financial Disclosure: Ms. Starkweather is an employee of InHealth Technologies and receives a salary for her work as a Clinical Specialist.

Non-financial Disclosure: Ms. Starkweather has no non-financial relationships to disclose


MODERATOR: Elizabeth Lucarelli, M.S., CCC-SLP

Elizabeth Lucarelli has been the Clinical Specialist with InHealth Technologies for the Midwest since January 2018. Before joining the InHealth team, Elizabeth spent ten years working with various adult medical populations in acute care and outpatient settings. She recently spent several years specializing in assessing and rehabilitating patients with head and neck cancer at the James Comprehensive Cancer Center at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH. Elizabeth completed her undergraduate degree at the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH and received her master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.

Financial Disclosure: Ms. Lucarelli is an employee of InHealth Technologies and receives a salary for her work as a Clinical Specialist.

Non-financial Disclosure: Ms. Lucarelli has no non-financial relationships to disclose.


1. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, end, and intermittently throughout the webinar. In order to ensure proper allocation of ASHA CEUs, your individually registered email address must be present on each recorded list.

2. If you prefer to watch this webinar  with a group of your colleagues, you still must be signed in with your individually registered email address to receive a  credit via mobile device.

3. Upon completion of the webinar, you will receive links to Learning Objective and Feedback forms. These must be completed within 7 days (February 16). ASHA CEU forms will be completed on your behalf.

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