Now in English and Spanish, this tracheostomy patient-friendly app enables communication at the touch of a button. Featuring an intuitive menu, user-defined voice options, prerecorded phrases, a custom phrase record option, patient videos, and easy access to resources, TrachTools is designed to facilitate communication, provide useful tracheostomy information, and foster patient participation. The redesigned app also allows patients and clinicians to cross language barriers with a new prerecorded phrases translation feature. The app is perfect for patients, families, and caregivers.

At Passy Muir, better communication means better care.

What’s New

Version 1.3

Spanish and English language options. Prerecorded phrases translation feature. Increased output volume. Compatible with iOS 11.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Ventilator74 ,

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When I had to undergo my Trach I was unable to speak for four days. I used the notes app on my Iphone so that I could communicate. I used it A LOT! It saved my patience level from Tanking. I used it when I was nauseated. I used it to get assistance with turning over. I used it to indicate I was hurting. I used it to indicate my ventilator settings felt wrong. I used it to indicate I needed to eat. I used it when my Mom was there to indicate I needed my bed set up. I used it so much. I think if this app had in existence the ability to type something and maybe a play button to read out loud what the Patient wrote, it would be so wonderful. The worst thing about my recovery was my inability to speak. I could not have survived without my Iphone. That was my way of talking. When the swelling went down in my throat and the PMV Actually worked, to make up for my time without talking, I pushed myself to the limit. I talked myself into exhaustion and then I passed out in the radiology department. I didn't care. I was going to talk and I was going to do it a lot. They kept telling me to rest and to not overdo it. That was impossible. Talking is our way of communicating. It is our way of saying that we hurt or that we need to be suctioned. It was a long four days for me but when I could talk again, I did it. Thanks to my PMV!


Passy-Muir Inc.
66.3 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Spanish

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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