Whispered Pectoriloquy - Healthy

When a patient whispers '1-2-3', the voice high frequencies, or soft vowel sounds are dampened in a normal lung.

Ask the patient to whisper '1-2-3' several times while auscultating the chest walls. Over healthy lung areas, '1-2-3' is not intelligible.

Compare this sound to the recording found in the "Whispered Pectoriloquy - Abnormal" lesson.

Whispered Pectoriloquy - Healthy
Position: Chest wall
Chestpiece: Diaphragm


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Maneuver: Sitting

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