Top Stethoscopes to Give as a Gift

Great Gifts for the Healthcare Provider on Your List

Stethoscopes are essential equipment for all healthcare providers. An accurate and thorough assessment is the most important part of good medical care. Having a good stethoscope makes all the difference for caregivers. Using a good quality stethoscope enhances a healthcare provider's assessment.

Stethoscopes make great gifts for the healthcare provider in your family. They're perfect for pinning ceremonies or graduations. Stethoscopes also make wonderful Christmas and birthday presents.

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3M™ Littmann® Classic II S.E. Stethoscope

3M Littmann Classic II S.E.
3M Littmann Classic II S.E. Amazon.com

Littmann® stethoscopes are known for their great quality and sound. It is easy to find replacement parts for these stethoscopes. This one has a bell and a diaphragm with a non-chill ring, uses a single tube, and has soft ear tips.

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3M™ Littmann® Cardiology III Stethoscope

3M Littmann Cardiology III Stethoscope
3M Littmann Cardiology III Stethoscope. Amazon.com
Designed and recommended for cardiology use, this stethoscope works very well for almost any environment. Many paramedics and emergency medical technicians use this stethoscope. The diaphragm is capable of hearing both high- and low-pitched sounds by changing the amount of pressure used when listening.

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3M™ Littmann® Master Cardiology Stethoscope

3M Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope
3M Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope. Amazon.com
One of the most favored stethoscopes in emergency medical services. This stethoscope is heavy, but it has the durability to withstand the rugged prehospital environment. It uses seperate tubes combined into one for better acoustics and blocking outside sounds, and it uses a special "tunable" diaphragm that hears both low- and high-pitched sounds without switching sides.

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ADC Adscope™ 615 Platinum Professional Clinician Stethoscope

ADC ADSCOPE 615 Platinum Professional Clinician Stethoscope.jpgADC ADSCOPE 615 Platinum Professional Clinician Stethoscope
ADC ADSCOPE 615 Platinum Professional Clinician Stethoscope. Amazon.com

ADC's version of the tunable diaphragm. This stethoscope features a two-tube design. It is very reasonably priced for a stethoscope with a tunable head.

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3M™ Littmann® Lightweight Stethoscope II S.E

3M Littmann Lightweight II SE Stethoscope
3M Littmann Lightweight II SE Stethoscope. Amazon.com

This budget Littmann® provides everything a new caregiver needs as a first stethoscope. It has a bell and a diaphragm, soft tips, and a single tube.

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3M™ Littmann® Electronic Stethoscope Model 3100

Littmann 3100 NBlue
Littmann 3100 NBlue. Amazon.com

This electronic stethoscope provides 18x amplification to make sounds easier to hear. This stethoscope also features ambient noise reduction. Perfect for a caregiver working in a loud environment.

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ADC Vistascope Adscope 655N

ADC Vistascope Adscope 655N
ADC Vistascope Adscope 655N. Amazon.com

This acrylic head stethoscope is more affordable, but without all the bells and whistles of the Littman electronic. This stethoscope amplifies the sound, but does not include ambient noise reduction.

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Omron Sprague Rappaport Stethoscope

Omron Sprague Rappaport Stethoscope
Omron Sprague Rappaport Stethoscope. Amazon.com

Sprague Rappaport type stethoscopes are everywhere in healthcare. These stethoscopes are inexpensive and rugged. They come with a collection of spare parts and different choices for earpieces. Some caregivers complain that having two tubes creates more noise when the tubes bump together.

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ADC Proscope™ 660np

ADC Proscope 660NP
Amazon.com

Basic, all-purpose, dual-head stethoscope. This stethoscope is good for a rescue pack or as a low-cost first stethoscope.

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