Hi everyone. i was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions about what kind of stethoscope is the best as far as being able to hear without distortion and background sound. my parents might buy me a new one for graduation. right now i have a sprague. i noticed that littmann had a variety of stethoscopes. any opinions?? thanks!
Apr 23, '02
I have the cardiology II (sounds like the one cen35 has). I bought it a few years ago for around $130. They don't make that model anymore...they updated it to the dual diaphragm one. I love it though. I had the master classic, but couldn't stand the single sided chest piece...personal opinion. I also had the classic II, but I had a hard time with some lung sounds (I worked in respiratory) and I found that the cardiology II was louder and made it easier to listen to those elderly patients with poor effort and patients on a vent.
Last edit by jules-RN on Apr 23, '02