Starting my third semester of five for my associate degree. I am still having issues with hearing through my stethoscope. I can hear the heart beats, lung sound and such, but I also hear EVERYTHING else. This semester was crazy and I know I need more practice, but I get SO frustrated because of all the extra sounds that I hear. I have tried to talk to my professors, but they basically just threatened that they couldnt pass me if I couldnt hear and advised me to go buy the $300 Littman and get my hearing checked, but I can hear the heart/lung/bowel sounds when I can manage to get rid of the other sounds from patient or myself moving and fabric rubbing my stethoscope tubing. Any advise on how to decrease the extra sounds.
Thanks Ahead of time...