Lung Sounds Audio Page


Welcome to our website's lung sounds audio page. There are several ways to listen to our lung sounds audio recordings. Our reference guide is designed to provide quick access to abnormal sounds, with summary listening tips, audio examples and waveforms. For a little more explanation, use our two lung auscultation courses. We also have Repetition Training pages for memorizing each type of lung sound audio. Finally, we have a new series of pulmonary problem solving cases.

Lung Sounds Defined

Lung sounds, also referred to as respiratory sounds or breath sounds, can be auscultated across the anterior and posterior chest walls with a stethoscope. This web site has over twenty adventitious lung sounds including crackles (rales), wheezes (rhonchi), stridor and pleural rubs as well as voiced sounds that include bronchophony, egophony and whispered pectoriloquy.

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Lung Sounds Audio Reference Guide

Our auscultation guide provides quick access to normal, voiced and adventitious sounds. Our guide includes audio recordings, listening tips and a waveforms.
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Pulmonary Problem Solving Cases

Cases in pulmonary problem solving that integrate clinical skills training with respiratory care. This course is presented by the Practical Clinical Skills website.
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Quick Links to Common Questions

These quick links to commonly accessed audio recordings and auscultation information.

Lung Sounds Audio Lessons

Learn lung sounds by taking our free courses These courses cover basic and intermediate levels of adventitious lung sounds and voiced sounds. Use the table of contents below to review and access a course or lesson.

Basics of Lung Sounds
The goal of this basic course in lung sounds is to improve auscultation observational skills. We focus on describing important breath sounds and in providing recordings of each. Many students find that waveform tracings aid in learning lung sounds; we have included dynamic (moving cursor) waveforms with each lesson. The anatomy pages use illustrations to reveal an example of each lung sound (anatomy not yet available on smartphones).
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Intermediate Lung Sounds
The goal of this intermediate course is to expand your observational skills when auscultating breath sounds. The course lessons include voiced sounds: bronchophony, egophony and whispered pectoriloquy. We also provide auscultation lessons on several types of wheezes, crackles and stridor. Each of these lung sound lessons includes audio, text and dynamic waveform. The anatomy pages use illustrations to reveal an example of each lung sound (anatomy not yet available on smartphones).
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