They help make voices heard. Now, soon-to-be speech pathologists are learning from their future patients.
More than 100 speech therapy students, pathologists, throat cancer survivors and family members are in Bryan/College Station this weekend for the Texas Laryngectomee Association conference.
They're here to test out the latest technology and learn from one another.
"The laryngectomees share their experiences with students so their patients in the future can benefit from those experiences," said throat cancer survivor Carla Lynch.
The conference goes through the weekend and includes pre- and post-op counseling.