3 Ways to Choose the Right Littmann Stethoscope

December 14, 2016

For nurses, medical students or a physician, choosing the right Littmann Stethoscope can be a challenge.  You need a dependable stethoscope that won’t let you down. We’d like to help narrow down a choice that’s right for you.

Littmann Stethoscopes are the right choice for every medical professional.  Patented by Harvard Medical School professor, David Littmann in the 1960s, Littmann Stethoscopes are known for their high quality and accurate acoustic performance. There are now wide selections of stethoscopes that are perfect for nurses, which we will focus on today.


Littmann Cardiology IIIIf you are looking for a highly versatile stethoscope, the Littmann Cardiology III is designed to aid the clinical physician to pick up difficult-to-hear heart and lung frequencies.  It features a dual chest piece and each side has a tune-able diaphragm on each side that allows for exceptional acoustic clarity and performance.  The Littmann Cardiology III is perfect for medical students because of its versatility.  With 8 color combinations to choose from, it’s no wonder the Cardiology III is Lydia’s best selling cardiology scope.

classicLittmann Classic II SE – The Classic II SE is a high-performance dual head stethoscope, excellent for physical assessments and routine diagnostics.  It’s essentially the dependable workhorse of the medical field. It provides high acoustic sensitivity, with a tune-able diaphragm on one side which eliminates the need to keep turning the chest piece, saving you time.  It’s a great value for anyone looking for a stethoscope for general use.  The patented 3M Littmann soft-sealing ear-tips are super comfortable.

Littmann Master Cardiology – The Master Cardiology Stethoscopeis the premier cardiology scope. It has superior sound quality, making it easy to listen to the faintest heartbeats or breath sounds.  This Stethoscope is perfect for the choosiest medical professional. No need to flip the bell over, the tune-able diaphragm works perfectly, allowing you to hear a range of frequencies very easily. It’s a little pricier than the other models mentioned here, but is unparalleled in strength, durability and acoustic sensitivity. This scope is a must have for obstetricians and pediatricians. This stethoscope is at the top of every medical student’s wish list. The Master Cardiology is also suited to use in a veterinary practice, and nurses in CCU and ICU like this Littmann Stethoscope a lot.

All of these scopes come in a wide array of colors and come with the standard ear-tip set.



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