When the patient voices 'Eeee', the auscultated sound will be either an 'e' or an 'a'. This sound is the egophony 'a', which is heard over consolidated areas. Use the slider to reveal the consolidated area of the lungs where the sound originates.
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Egophony is a voiced sound with a nasal quality, often described to be like a goat's bleating. Egophony has higher intensity over abnormal lung areas.

Ask the patient to say "Eeee" several times. Auscultate the chest walls. Over consolidated lung areas, the sound is heard as an "A" (aaay).

Compare this sound to the recording in the "Egophony - e" lesson.