stethoscope for bte hearing aids - page 2
My son and I are starting nursing school together this fall. We have been looking for stethoscopes that he can successfully use with his bte hearing aides. The one that he is looking at is the... Read More
May 18, '13Dear AudDDoc,
I am so glad to see this discussion! I would love your input as to the best type of stethoscope to use with my hearing aids. I graduated from an entry level masters nursing program in December 2012 and was just offered my first dream job in a NICU new grad program beginning in June! I have had Phonak ITE hearing aids since 2010 and have used earpieces with limited success. I really need to find a good stethoscope that is not too cumbersome or obvious that will work with my hearing aids. I have been researching different types and brands, but am not sure what will actually work well. Thanks!!
Sep 11, '13I'm so glad this thread discussion exists. It's old, but I found it helpful. It looks like the E-scope is the best option out there right now. I use Phonak hearing aids and have an iCom device as well. My plan is to use the audio jack input with the stethoscope.
I only wish that there was a purely bluetooth stethoscope that could pair with the iCom device. It would be great if it was compact and without the tubing, but simply the bell of the scope plus the harware biult around it.
Sep 13, '13we are waiting for the freedomscope to come into production. Wireless Stethoscope Bluetooth - Freedomscope, Freedom Scope . It says that it should come into production mid 2014 but it said the same thing for 2013 and was changed.... big bummer
Jul 26, '14Quote from cyntrimThe website isn't that helpful. Still says the Freedomscope will enter production in mid-2014. I wonder if this is like the continuous glucose-monitoring insulin pumps, a piece of technology that it's best to wait to buy until the kinks are straightened out.we are waiting for the freedomscope to come into production. Wireless Stethoscope Bluetooth - Freedomscope, Freedom Scope . It says that it should come into production mid 2014 but it said the same thing for 2013 and was changed.... big bummer
Thanks for this thread. I'll be starting in the fall with moderate hearing loss in both ears. Before I found this, I was terrified that I would not be able to succeed. Much more hopeful now!
Dec 16, '14I'm in a similar position. I have bilateral BTE HA and startin January. I'd love to know of anything anyone can add. My audiologist is working on it. The disabilities office thinks they will buy a shared stethoscope that I can checkout. Yuck. I fear that I'm just going to end up with a regular stethoscope and headaches every night from it jamming my HA into my ear drums.
Sep 21, '15Hey everyone,
I just started nursing school 1 month ago and I have bilateral moderate to severe hearing loss with BTE HA. Using the Phonak v50's. Going through the same process as all of you to find a stethoscope that will work well for me!
As recommended by the audiodoc on here, I have ordered the E-scope II and plan to attach that to my waist and run a wire to my com-pilot II inside my scrubs and wirelessly transmit the sounds to my hearing aids. Sounds pretty cool to me! Visually apealling as well. I will follow up in a couple weeks and let you all know how this worked out, and if the sounds are acceptable / reliable and overall if this is a viable option. My Audiologist also recommended this technique.
Nice to know there are options out there
Mar 2, '16I start nursing school in May. What did you find to be the best option. I'm getting a BTE HA this week with bluetooth through my iphone.