stethoscopes - page 2
I seem to be having a hard time hearing with back ground noise and I was wondering if you with experience can recommend a stethoscope that amplifies well. Getting a tad frustrated. Can hear... Read More
Apr 26, '04Occupation: Operating Room Nurse Specialty: 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 17,036; Likes: 1,007The Littmann Lighttweight II SE i hear very well on, and hear just as well on it as i did on the master cardiology style, and i didn't pay a crapload for it.
If you're a student, i recommend using a cheapo, since nice stethoscopes tendsto grow legs and walk even more in school.
If i had the money, i'd spend the $400 on an electronic stethoscope (Phillips, or Littmann), since i am 50% deaf in my left ear, and i reply heavily on my right one for listening to all sound pitches.