Sounds of Chronic Lung Disease


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Sounds of Chronic Lung Disease

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In January 2015, my mom got very sick and was in the hospital for 2 weeks, 3 days of which were in the ICU with a breathing tube. She was diagnosed with severe COPD and has required at-home oxygen ever since. Her disease has now progressed to end-stage. Last year, she received a non-invasive ventilator to use at night. A lot of people with COVID-19 have breathing problems even after recovering from the disease. Some of these people might have permanent lung damage and require at-home oxygen therapy and possibly non-invasive ventilators.
The first recording is the sound of an oxygen machine. The second is the sound of the ventilator. At the end of the ventilator recording is the alarm that sounds when it does not detect any breathing. These sounds demonstrate the impact of COVID-19 has on its victims and the legacy it will leave behind long after the disease itself has gone away.
Audio Files - Recorded at my home in Fort Worth, TX

Date (Dublin Core)

October 15, 2020

Creator (Dublin Core)

Brenna D. Bonnel

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Brenna D. Bonnel

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Arizona State University

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English Public Health & Hospitals
English Home & Family Life
English Health & Wellness

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lung disease
sensory history

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sensory history

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English Healthcare

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