Stethoscope is the basic device in the medical field. Stethoscope is the acoustic device which is used by doctors or medical professionals. It is used to hear the internal sounds of human body and of the animals. It is a simple device which is placed near the chest and hears the internal sounds of body. It consists of two tubes connected to the earpiece. It is a multipurpose device which is used to hear heart beats, lungs sounds, intestines and blood flow in the body.
The stethoscope is invented by Rene Laennec in France in 1816. It consists of a wooden tube which is used to hear internal sounds by only one ear. One of the reasons behind the invention of the Stethoscope is that Rene Laennec feels uncomfortable whenever a woman comes to him and Rene Laennec was forced to hear internal sounds of the body by placing his ear on the woman chest. At first, he rolled a paper and touch on the woman body to hear internal sounds without in touch with her. This incident inspires Rene Laennec to discover an instrument known as Stethoscope. After that, some changes are made in the Stethoscope design from time to time. But the main change is created by David Littmann. He created a stethoscope that was lighter than other older models of the Stethoscope and had improved acoustics.
Stethoscope act as a symbol of medical professionals. We come around to see many doctors are moving with hanging stethoscope in their neck. It is easily known to the people as compared to any other medical devices.
Various Types of Stethoscopes
As the time is running Stethoscope is also updated. Now we have many kinds of Stethoscopes according to the need of the doctor or the area which is acoustic by the doctor.
Here are types of Stethoscopes let have look at them…
It is the basic stethoscope which we are familiar. We see this type of stethoscope whenever we go for medical checkup or face some other problem related to our health. The first step any doctor does is to check the body sounds or heart beats by using acoustic stethoscope. It consists of a chest piece and two ear pieces. Chest piece is mainly known as diaphragm. A diaphragm is placed on the chest and sound is heard by the ear pieces. Vibrations are produced by the patient body when the chest piece or diaphragm is in contact with the body of the patient than due to acoustic pressure vibration is produced in the body and is heard easily by the doctor by using ear pieces. Acoustic stethoscope is good but a problem is that it can produce only low level of sound levels but all the way Acoustic stethoscope is the good device for any medical practice.
Acoustic stethoscope is come with the problem that only low level of sound is heard by acoustic stethoscope. But this problem is solved by the electronic stethoscope.
In electronic stethoscope vibrations of the body is electrically amplifying due to this reason a high sound level of vibration is heard in the ear piece of the electronic stethoscope. In electronic stethoscope acoustic sound waves are converted into electrical signals. Due to the transmission of sound waves in electronic stethoscope is electrically than it is possible to have electronic stethoscope is a wireless stethoscope.
Electronic stethoscopes provides option of the recording the sound waves. You can record sound waves in any laptop or any mp3 device. It is good for the doctors as well patients because due to this doctors can give a detailed report regarding of the problem. Doctors have enough time to do detailed study about the problem and give best treatment this is good for any patient who is facing some kind of health problem. As the technology progress day by day we see many changes in the stethoscope. Some of the stethoscopes come with mobile app. When you use these stethoscopes reading of the body is directly come on the mobile app. This is the latest technology in the stethoscopes. Stethoscope that can work on smart phone first discover in the year 2015.
It is an electronic stethoscope that measures the Doppler Effect of the ultra sound generate within the body. When there is a change in frequency in the Doppler than it means some motion is there inside the body. Doppler stethoscope is used to detect the moving things like blood flow in the body as well as the heart beats. It is very sensitive device. It is likely to be better than the acoustic stethoscope.
3D printed stethoscope is a medical device used for auscultation via 3D printing. The result is shown in the form of 3D Printing. It is used by many of the medical professionals all over the world.
These are the types of stethoscopes. Now look at the various brands of stethoscope which is trending all over the world.
There are a number of brands in the medical field which established stethoscopes. But the most trending brands that rule over the industry of stethoscope are as follows:
- 3M Littmann
- Vive Precision
- MDF Instruments
These are the best and trending brands in the medical field that are known for the best quality of stethoscopes. Now look at all of these brands in brief.
It is the leading brand in the world of stethoscopes all over the world. They are the diagnostic instruments that millions of medical professionals use every day. Stethoscopes are the main instruments for doctors to make first contact with their patients. The first use of 3M LITTMANN STETHOSCOPE makes patients feel that they are being treated the right way. Now let see various stethoscopes products of 3M LITTMANN STETHOSCOPE
- CARDIOLOGY STETHOSCOPES: They are most commonly used stethoscopes. We all come to see them when we go to a clinic for a checkup. They provide outstanding acoustic sensitivity to help you perform detailed diagnostic auscultation.
- CLASSIC STETHOSCOPES: They are dependable clinical tools for physical assessment and monitoring of your patients.
- LIGHTWEIGHT STETHOSCOPES: They are ideal for taking blood pressure readings and making limited patients assessment.
Many other varieties also provided and in different color complexions. 3M LITTMANN also provides spare parts of the stethoscope.
It is another brand which is known for establishing high quality stethoscopes. It is mainly known for its cardiology stethoscopes. They are highly comfortable to use. Provide exceptional performance to the doctor. There stethoscopes is made with high quality material and are light weight and durable. It also provides you a vive guarantee of 60 days you can exchange your stethoscope within these 60 days.
It is another leading stethoscope manufacturing company in the medical field. Many medical professionals use MDF stethoscopes as the alternative of the 3M Littmann stethoscopes. No doubt 3M Littmann stethoscopes are the best in the world but there are several reasons behind it that medical professionals need alternative of the 3M Littmann. One of the reason is that it comes with very high price tag.
So they want an alternative to the brand 3M Littmann and their search is over on the stethoscopes made by MDF instruments.
Stethoscopes made by MDF instruments provide good acoustic performance as well as long lasting and reliable. There are lots of categories of stethoscope provide by MDF instruments. These categories are as follows:
- MDF MD One
- MDF ER Premier Cardiology
- MDF Procardial C3
- MDF Classic Cardiology
- MDF Procardial ERA Cardiology Lightweight
You can choose any one of the above stethoscopes provide by MDF Instruments according to your needs.
Omron is the leading company in the healthcare industry. It is known for its healthcare products all over the world. Stethoscope is also manufactured by Omron. They used high quality material in the manufacturing stethoscope. Its product called Sprague Rappaport is in the list of best and most trending stethoscopes all over the world. They are easy to use and provide high-quality performance while using these stethoscopes made by Omron.
ADC is another leading brand in the medical industry known for manufacturing of stethoscope. All kinds of stethoscopes of superior quality are made by ADC whether it is cardiology stethoscopes, electronic stethoscopes, Sprague stethoscopes etc. They are highly compatible and best material is used by ADC to manufacture these stethoscopes.
So these are some trending brands in the medical field which is known for providing high-quality stethoscopes. There are many more brands which establish stethoscopes but the list given above is the best brands in the medical field.
A good quality tool is essential for any of the medical professional or a doctor whether it is a stethoscope or any other medical device because people trust them a lot. They placed second after the God. And if a doctor does not have the best tool to optimize their patients than it is bad for any of the society.
It essential to have a good quality stethoscope because it is the first device which is used by doctor whenever you go to the doctor. It helps in knowing the actual problem which the patient is facing.