digital stethoscopes

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by dcl12, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. dcl12

    dcl12 New Member

    Apr 19, 2000
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    Has anyone personal experience using a digital stethoscope? If so, which brands/models have you used, and did you feel it was really superior to an analog stethoscope?

  2. Firebird

    Firebird 1K Member
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    Mar 15, 2001
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    Do a search on the forums for "stethoscope" or "electronic stethoscope". You will DEFINITELY find plenty of info on this me.

    Stethoscopes are asked about all the time. To be brief, I'll mention that most people have said they're more expensive than they're worth. I think most agree that it's best to buy a fairly high quality stethoscope if you're going to need to differentiate subtle sounds. Otherwise, a moderate priced one will be enough.

    That's what I've gathered from the posts here, anyway.
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  3. Complete waste of money.

    Inconvenient because you need to replace batteries.

    Stolen for the novelty.

    Useless unless you are hard of hearing.

    Stethoscope only as good as the material between the earpieces.

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