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According to the current IAL Bylaws, the purposes of the organization are as follows:
1. To stimulate, support and improve the relations among persons who, due to the removal of the larynx because of cancer or other reasons, have lost their natural voices
2. To encourage and maintain an exchange of ideas and methods for learning and teaching alaryngeal methods of communication
3. To improve the understanding of employers about cancer in general and cancer of the larynx in particular, so that laryngectomized persons may retain or obtain employment after surgery.