Expiratory Wheeze Page

Welcome to our website's expiratory wheeze page. On this page we provide a description of expiratory wheezing. We then provide an audio example of an expiratory wheeze. We also provide multiple links to the wheeze lung sound training lessons and reference pages available on this web site.

Expiratory Wheeze Definition

Expiratory wheeze is a continuous lung sound with a musical quality heard during expiration.

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Expiratory Wheeze Auscultation Recording

Listen to an expiratory wheeze using the audio playback button below. Additional information and recordings are available in our lung sounds courses and reference guide.

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Expiratory Wheeze

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Wheezing Lung Sounds Reference Guide

Our auscultation guide provides quick access to several types of wheezing sounds. The guide including a few listening tips and a waveform of the audio recording.
Low-Pitched Wheezes
Expiratory Wheezes
Monophonic Wheezes
Polyphonic Wheezes

Wheeze Lessons

Two lessons on wheezing sounds are part of our Basics of Lung Sounds course. We suggest taking the full course (about 15-20 minutes), but the lesson can be used without the full course. Our intermediate lung sounds course has additional types of wheezes: expiratory, monophonic and polyphonic.
Basics of Lung Sounds
Intermediate Lung Sounds