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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-17-09 02:19 AM
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Stethoscopes. Help.
I have the small in the ear canal aids, just returning to a job I need to be able to hear with a stethoscope. I did a quick search for then and came up with several but wondering if anyone has any experience?

I'd be happy to have one that I need to remove my aids for, if it were strong enough. Or I could use headphones. It doesn't have to look like a stethoscope, just work.

Thank you all.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 02:07 PM
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1. I just ordered one of these, they have a 30 day return policy also
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 03:14 AM
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2. Here is the review:
The company was very fast shipping and the stethoscope arrived quickly. It is very interesting.

I looked at several places online, finding a couple sites for health care providers who are hard of hearing. Beyond the ADA stuff, which I'd not thought of, there were recommendations for a few different products.

Due to cost, I started with the $160 one, rather than and $400 one.

It is very interesting. The volume control is good for people with good hearing to those like mine, about 1/2 hearing, and the highest volume is too high for even me, which is VERY good.

It has a high/low tones switch, which makes a big difference listening to lungs or heart sounds. It's fun to switch back and forth, but the one is good for lungs (omg I can hear again) or the heart (lub dub lub dub lub dub).

It has 4 or 6 (it's late and I am tired) little round batteries in the head. The switch to turn on is a button in in the middle of the head. I can put it here or there and not pick up clothing noises until I push the button.

Cons: $160. Pushing the button means I push the stethoscope onto the body harder than I'd like. I can cradle the head in my hand, using part to hold it, part to push the button, but it would be nice to have an easier on/off switch. However, the only moving part is pushing the middle button down to connect the batteries, so there is less to break. This balances out the pushing down part for me.

Overall, it is very nice to be able to hear lung sounds again and I do like this. Next on my agenda is talking to the place I work, mentioning ADA and seeing if they would like to chip in some for this. Without having this stethoscope, I can not listen to lungs as they would like. I'll post back when I get an answer.

If anyone want to pm me, I'd be happy to talk via pm or email. As more of us age, as more of us work older, hearing will be an issue.
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