Favorite Stethoscope Brand

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Peak

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On the ambulance a ADC 603, good enough to get the job done and cheap enough that I don't care if it gets lost or stolen.

Any other time I prefer my Harvey DLX.
 

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Rick813P

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I don’t like using the ones left on the truck, afraid of catching hearing aids 🤣 or a cornea virus 😂😂
 

Akulahawk

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I don’t like using the ones left on the truck, afraid of catching hearing aids 🤣 or a cornea virus 😂😂
That only happens if you either get stuck on the truck for a very long time or you stick something in your eye... avoid those and you should be just fine... really. Just. Fine. Or something. Now what was I saying???
 

Akulahawk

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Looking for a new stethoscope.
Curious as to preferences/favorite brands??

Thanks in advance
Now for something more serious, you should check out the stethoscope megathread, linked above. That's got a LOT of info about stethoscopes. As long as your ears are accustomed to hearing the various sounds that you're supposed to, it almost doesn't matter which stethoscope you use. I have been known to use pretty much anything and everything between a $4 single head disposable stethoscope to stuff just shy of the digital/electronic models. My current personal steth is a Littmann Cardiology IV. Those run about $150-ish and are very, very good. I don't loan mine out except under my direct supervision (prevents walkaways). Why that brand? I just like them. Generally speaking, I find that just about any steth that's between about $40 and $80 will perform quite well and aren't too damaging to the wallet if lost or stolen. If I were more prone to losing my steths, I'd go cheap. Then again, I know what I'm listening for so going cheap isn't a problem for me.
 

Akulahawk

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Given that the stethoscope mega thread has been referenced, linked, and whatnot, I'm going to close this thread to prevent duplicating what's already been done.
 
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