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An instrument used by doctors and hospital staff to monitor patients for abnormal body sounds. Often used to assess the heartbeats/heart tones and sounds of the lungs of those affected. The stethoscope was invented in 1819 by the French physician Laennec. Quite simple compared to today’s models, it was equipped with a long paper tube. Although simple, it was still very effective. A quarter of a century later, the New Yorker Cammann developed a stethoscope with an earpiece for both ears. This type of stethoscope has been used for over a hundred years with some minor changes. In the 1960s, a doctor named Littman developed an incomparably modern stethoscope with significantly improved acoustic properties. This achievement transformed a simple listening device into an efficient diagnostic device. Thanks to these and other achievements and awards, today’s 3M Littmann stethoscope is the measure of all things by which other stethoscopes are judged. The name Littmann stands for quality, which means superior acoustics, innovative aesthetics and outstanding performance.

High-quality stethoscopes are usually solid and well crafted. In addition to flexible ear olives and adjustable earhooks, an ergonomically shaped chest piece provides drawn-in results. A funnel and a membrane are integrated in the double head.

In some devices, the earhooks are a little too rigid (inflexible).

Description Littmann 2176 Master Cardiology Stethoscope, Smoke-Edition in black This device convinces by absolute acoustic presentation without defects, handmade. A controllable diaphragm makes it possible to reproduce low and high frequency tones by simply changing the pressure. The tube design of two in one eliminates annoying noises from the two outside tubes when they rub against each other. A special adaptor is suitable for listening to babies as well as for use in children’s clinics, above all this adaptor gives the device a high degree of extensibility. A head section designed to fit the body is fitted snugly to the path of the ear canal. Handcrafted chest piece is made of stainless steel, integrated double tube system, pleasantly shaped earhook including patient-friendly cold protection ring.

This device from Littmann impresses with its special features. Above all, low frequencies are perceived absolutely clearly and understandably, much better than the well-known predecessor models. This model is absolutely recommendable, convinces by good quality and longevity. A very good investment considering how many years this part can be used in a hospital or practice. An absolute hit among the numerous stethoscopes. Provides a perfect acoustic transmission for a necessary finding, background noises are hardly to be heard. A pleasure for doctors and nursing staff who are in possession of this high-quality device. For a price of almost 200 Euro this stethoscope offers an excellent price and performance ratio!

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