€2,964 for an instrument to measure lip and tongue strength

Speech and language therapists in Beaumont Hospital frequently work with patients who have impaired speech or difficulty chewing and controlling food and drink in their mouth because of weakened lip and tongue muscles. These symptoms are caused by a wide range of medical conditions including progressive neurological diseases, traumatic head injury, stroke, head and neck cancer or weakness due to deconditioning after a long illness.

We provided €2,964 to purchase an Oral Performance Instrument which can objectively measure lip and tongue strength.