Steth that wont hurt your ears....?

  1. Anyone know the best stethoscope that wont hurt your ears? Im talking the ear pieces not the sound. I have a Littman (the cheapest one) and I think it hurts........

    also where to find a good penlight flashlight? (what are they for?)
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  3. by   cwall
    If it is new, you can try bending it out some so that it is not so tight. Try bending your stethoscope out before spending money on another one. You can also buy new plastic tips that go in your ears. You might be able to find another pair that are more comfortable for you. The pen light is used for a number of things, mainly to check pupil reflex and to look into the mouth, nose and ears. Pen lights are pretty cheap. Just make sure that the light is nice and bright. You don't have to spend a lot of money on them. Hope this helps.
  4. by   TRINI_RN
    Quote from FNPhopeful
    Anyone know the best stethoscope that wont hurt your ears? Im talking the ear pieces not the sound. I have a Littman (the cheapest one) and I think it hurts........

    also where to find a good penlight flashlight? (what are they for?)

    Did your Littman come with the soft eartips? I have the classic S.E. and the eartips are soft and don't hurt my ears. Perhaps you could see if they carry the soft ones for your model. Good luck!
  5. by   emtb2rn
    Littmann's have soft ear pieces as do GRXs.

    I use a penlight that has pupil sizes in mm's on the side. "My oh my, what dilated pupils you have. Whatcha been smoking???"
  6. by   Momto3andNurse2B
    Ditto on the Littmann with the soft tips.

    As far as a penlight, I bought a fairly good one, and lost it (changing beds, probably)...cheap is good. I bought like a 5 pack and make sure I always carry an extra in my bag.
  7. by   S.N. Visit
    I also have the Littman classic S.E. it does't hurt me. I use my pen light for head to toe assesments. It's great to see in ears, eyes, nose, mouth or when helping out with a wet to dry dressing , or inserting a foley cath and you can't find a large flash light.
  8. by   Lynnsey017
    I have an Ultrascope, soft earpieces and great pick-up of sound.
  9. by   WDWpixieRN
    Thanks for asking this question....when using the school's stethoscope during an A & P lab and also my husband's (he's a chiro), I thought I would cry from the squeezing to my ears....VERY uncomfortable....and I was afraid to try to bend his out too much....it's a Littman Cardio and I think I'm going to go try and SE or Classic or whatever...maybe I'll have better luck!
  10. by   todell80
    Quote from Lynnsey017
    I have an Ultrascope, soft earpieces and great pick-up of sound.
    That's what I have, and I love mine!! I haven't used it much since I don't start school till Monday, but it seems to be good.
  11. by   HUCtoRNBScN
    I have just purchased a Prestige Medical traditional sprague (with the dual tubes). I just bought it off the internet, so I have yet to try it out. Is this an alright stethoscope for a student????

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