Welcome to our lung sounds training overview. We offer several ways to learn auscultation skills.
Our courses are an ideal entry point for new learners.
The reference guide is designed to provide quick access to abnormal sounds, with summary listening tips, audio examples and waveforms.
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.
Course completion certificates are now available. Signed-in users must review all course lessons and then pass a graded quiz. Personalized achievement certificates can be printed and are automatically saved to the user's dashboard.
Lung sounds, also called 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.
Our auscultation guide provides quick access to normal, voiced and adventitious sounds. This guide includes audio recordings, listening tips and a waveforms.