Monitoring the tool condition of machining processes is important but challenging. Several automated tool condition monitoring solutions are available, but often not used due to existing restrictions or disadvantages. A new approach can be the detection and measurement of tool conditions analyzing the sound of an air jet impingement on tools. Due to the availability of compressed air as a working and cleaning medium for many processes, this approach can be used for various condition monitoring and measuring tasks. In this paper the procedure and its functionality are first presented on simple shapes and then tested on the tool wear of inserts.