Classic Littmann stethoscopes have an impeccable reputation, but that does not mean you should not consider any of the other Littmann stethoscopes for your practice. There are countless Littmann stethoscopes with additional functionality; this includes the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope.
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Does the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope Perform Better Where Acoustics Are Concerned?
When you compare the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope to some of the older Littmann models, you will notice a difference in acoustics. Since the stethoscope can amplify acoustics, it could lead to much more accurate diagnosis.
The Littmann Electronic Stethoscope can effectively eliminate up to 85% of ambient noise. Even though most Littmann stethoscopes have an acoustic seal that reduces ambient noise, the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope is far superior where ambient noise reduction is concerned.
Littmann Electronic Stethoscopes also come with extra features that may prove interesting for difficult diagnoses. One such a feature is recording 30-second tracks during patient examination. The sound track can then be saved and replayed for a colleague; this could prove useful for a patient where diagnosis is not that evident.
Remote listening is also an option with the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope; this is an option that is not available with the classic Littmann stethoscope. The remote listening ability is provided through the Littmann Telesteth system, which can be acquired at Mentone Educational.
Clinicians are not obligated to use the Telesteth system for remote listening abilities though, since this electronic stethoscope can transmit sound via Bluetooth technology. The Bluetooth adapter for this function is included in the purchase of your Littmann Electronic Stethoscope.
Is the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope as Durable as the Littmann Classic Stethoscopes?
Many clinicians worry that an electronic version of a stethoscope is less durable than the classic version. This is far from the truth, because Littmann uses the same patented technologies for the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope, some of which contribute to its overall durability.
One of the things you might recognise with the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope is the next-generation tubing; this is the material the tubes of the stethoscope are made of. Next-generation tubing is known to provide extra durability to any stethoscope, since the material is latex-free and more resistant to skin oils and alcohol.
What Are the Suggested Applications of the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope?
The Littmann Electronic Stethoscope is used by a variety of medical professionals; this includes cardiologists, critical care nurses, EMT’s, emergency doctors, general practitioners, medical students, paediatricians, and registered nurses. Therefore, it is safe to say that almost all medical professionals could get much use from the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope.
How Do I Position the Headset of the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope Before Use?
Clinicians must position the headset in the correct manner to enjoy the superior acoustics of the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope. Fortunately, most Littmann headsets work in a similar way, so if you have owned a Littmann stethoscope in the past, the use of the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope headset will be quite straightforward.
The ear tips of the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope are made to align with your ear canals. To make sure you have properly inserted them in the ears, always make sure the ear tips face forward before putting the ear tips in the ear canals. This also means that the diaphragm on the chestpiece will be facing towards your body.
To ensure the best fit for your ears, it is also recommended to consider the various size ear tips that are available for the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope. The large ear tips are installed on the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope by standard, but they can be replaced with smaller ones if this fits your ears better.
What Different Modes Are Available for the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope?
With the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope, clinicians can easily switch between diaphragm, extended range, and bell mode. Naturally, each of these modes enables you to hear sounds of a certain frequency.
With the bell mode of the Littmann Electronic stethoscope, clinicians can amplify sounds from 20 Hz to 1000 Hz. However, the open bell mode is considered most suitable for lower frequency sounds between 20 Hz and 200 Hz.
Clinicians can also choose the diaphragm mode, which is designed to amplify sounds between 20 Hz to 2000 Hz. Like the open bell mode, the diaphragm more is most suitable for sounds within a certain range; this is usually sounds between 100 Hz and 500 Hz.
Medical professionals who require a better low frequency response than the bell mode could choose the third mode, also known as the extended range mode. The extended range mode amplifies sounds from 20 Hz to 2000 Hz but gives clinicians more acoustic response from 50 Hz to 500 Hz.
Can I Adjust Sound Amplification on the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope?
It is possible to adjust sound amplification on the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope. Since the stethoscope is designed to amplify sounds up to 24 times, clinicians can increase or decrease the amplification as required.
The amplifications on the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope are represented by various levels. To increase a level, which means increasing the sound amplifications, simply hit the “+” button on the stethoscope. To decrease a level, which means reducing the amplification on the stethoscope, simply hit the “-“ button on the stethoscope.
What Colours and Finishes Are Available for the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope?
As is the case with all Littmann stethoscopes, the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope is available in various tube colours and finishes; this to ensure the clinician can find a stethoscope to match them or find a stethoscope that is easily found in a sea of other stethoscopes at the hospital.
To determine the best tube colour and finish for your needs, we recommend heading over to our range of Littmann Electronic Stethoscopes on our website. Alternatively, clinicians can visit the Mentone Educational showroom to get more familiar with the various Littmann Electronic Stethoscopes in our range.