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Stethoscope Suction in Ears?

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Hey y'all! I'm currently a nursing student, about 8 weeks into my program, so still relatively new. I've noticed that when using my stethoscope, when placing or picking up the diaphragm or bell during assessment, I get this complete suction feeling in my ears. Does this happen to anyone else and/or, does anyone know how to prevent this? It's driving me crazy, and is extremely uncomfortable!

Thanks in advance!

HIPAAPotamus

Specializes in Inpatient Psychiatry.

Push in less?

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

Are they hard or soft ear pieces?

They're soft ear pieces. And I don't have them pushed in far, I just have them placed in, so I don't really think I could put them in less!

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

It is the soft ear pieces forming to your ears to block out noise. If you don't like it....get the hard ones.

Great, I'll be sure to do that! Thank you!!