Welcome to our lung sounds training page. We offer several ways to improve lung auscultation skills. Our reference guide is designed to provide quick access to abnormal sounds, with summary listening tips, audio examples and waveforms. Our two lung sounds courses are an ideal entry point for new learners. The repetition training pages provide a methodology that helps some users memorize each type of lung sound. Finally, our newest offering are a series of interactive case studies in pulmonary problem solving.
Lung Sounds Definition
Lung sounds, also referred to as respiratory sounds or breath sounds, can be auscultated across the anterior and posterior chest walls with a stethoscope. Adventitious lung sounds are referenced as crackles (rales), wheezes (rhonchi), stridor and pleural rubs as well as voiced sounds that include egophony, bronchophony and whispered pectoriloquy. Descriptions and audio recordings for all of these sounds are available on this website.
Lung Sounds Reference Guide
Our auscultation guide provides quick access to normal, voiced and adventitious sounds. Our guide includes audio recordings, listening tips and a waveforms.