Stethoscope and ear plugging

  1. Well, the title says it all. I have a Sprague Prestige stethoscope, and those I wish I could hear a little better with it, I was wondering what to do with the problem of it plugging up my ears, therefore making EVERYTHING inaudible. Does anyone else have this problem, or am I just special? I plan on buying a better one later on, but I would like to be able to listen for more than five seconds before my ears plug up! BTW, I have noticed this happening with other stethoscopes as well....
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   TheSquire
    You have the prongs facing anteriorly, right?
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Moved to the Nursing stethoscope forum
  5. by   morte
    i am not sure what you are actually asking, but if i am guessing correctly you should probably see an ENT...
  6. by   D.R.A.
    Yes, I do have the same problem. We must have small ear canals, lol. Have you tried replacing the earpieces with the spongy ones? Someone in my class suggested that, she said they worked better for her.
  7. by   niko1999 RN BSN
    Hearing is perfect lol. After being silly for a bit, I did switch the prongs to face the proper way, but it still plugged up my ears. I think maybe I should try the spongy ones......Thanks!
  8. by   morte
    Quote from niko1999
    Hearing is perfect lol. After being silly for a bit, I did switch the prongs to face the proper way, but it still plugged up my ears. I think maybe I should try the spongy ones......Thanks!
    wasnt thinking auditory acuity, was thinking fluid drainage.....

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