I'm starting my Senior year and I'll have Critical Care/OB/Peds. By the end of school, my main interest is to work in ER or Peds. My main concern is that the stethoscope I have now (Sprague $20), I can't really hear lung sounds and heart sounds very well. I'm kind of hard of hearing unfortunately. I also need a stethoscope that I can hear lung/heart sounds very very well. I'm deciding to upgrade to a Littman (My friend let me use hers for a day and I LOVED it!).
My main question: Which Littman stethoscope should I get for the long run, hearing and unit wise? How long should I expect it to last (the wear and tear)?
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