Elizabeth Daly and Ed Steger are back on the Swallow Your Pride Podcast with exciting updates on the Tongueometer - a handheld lingual manometer that measures tongue and lip strength and endurance.

Why rely on tongue depressors when you can give your patients a portable workout device that comes with an app to track their tongue strength, endurance, and exercise results? 

That device exists! And it’s improved…

Elizabeth Daly and Ed Steger are back on the Swallow Your Pride Podcast with exciting updates on the Tongueometer – a handheld lingual manometer that measures tongue and lip strength and endurance. From Android and iOS compatibility to bluetooth connections to two new research studies using the Tongueometer, this is a dysphagia therapy device all med SLPs should be aware of.

Tune in to learn more!

Timestamps:

Updates on the Tongueometer device [00:01:18]

Recent publications on the Tongueometer [00:09:33]

Comparing Validity of Tongueometer and EOP [00:10:04]

Concurrent Validity Study by James Curtis [00:12:12]

Patient Populations Using Tongueometer [00:17:11]

The reimbursement codes for remote therapeutic monitoring [00:20:33]

Gamification of the app [00:21:21]

Insurance reimbursement process [00:26:32]

Other Episodes About the Tongueometer:

107 – Elizabeth Lipton Daly, MS, CCC-SLP and Ed Steger, MS, President of E2 Scientific Corp – Introducing the Tongueometer

Website: https://e2scientific.com/ – Coupon code for SYP listers – $30 off using promo code SYP2023 (valid in the United States thru end of 2023)

Guest Bios:

Ed Steger is a five-time head and neck cancer survivor. The effects of surgery, radiation, and years of toxic chemotherapy resulted in his diagnosis of severe dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) in 2007. His last normal meal was in 2006. He was elected President of the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders in 2012. He has worked tirelessly to raise dysphagia awareness, advance swallowing disorder education, promote research, and provide patient support. He designed the product and had a major role in prototype production using the latest technologies. Prior to his head and neck cancer diagnosis in 2005, Ed spent almost 30 years in industry as a management consultant. He has a Master's degree from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Elizabeth Daly is a speech-language pathologist. She received her Master's in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin. As the Vice President for E2Scientific Corp, she guides the clinical practices, documentation, and education process for Tongueometer to the SLP and patient communities. In addition to currently working in the acute care setting, Elizabeth is also the Executive Director for the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders.

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