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Learn with 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes
Choose the 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscope that's right for you

Choose a quality stethoscope to help you learn how to listen.

You know that learning how to use a stethoscope is essential to your ability to assess and monitor your patients effectively — and it takes a lot of practice. Start with a stethoscope for learning that has a professional level of acoustics that will help you from the start and will perform for years to come. 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes are the top choice for both students and clinicians, as well as recommended by professors for classroom and clinical practice.

The Littmann stethoscope models recommended for students who are looking for a high-quality, reliable stethoscope are the 3M™ Littmann® Classic III™ Stethoscope,
3M™ Littmann® CORE Digital Stethoscope and the 3M™ Littmann® Cardiology IV™ Stethoscope. Both offer high acoustic sensitivity, enhanced comfort and advanced features, and both have the versatility of a two-sided chestpiece — one side sized for adults and one sized for paediatric patients. With a wide range of tubing colour and chestpiece finish combinations to choose from, you’re sure to find a stethoscope that fits your style.

Need help deciding which one is right for you? Let us help you choose.

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    3M™ Littmann® Cardiology IV™ Diagnostic Stethoscope

Tunable technology makes learning how to use a stethoscope easier.

Tunable technology is another feature that makes the Classic III stethoscope and the Cardiology IV stethoscope great options for students learning how to use a stethoscope. This 3M invention lets you hear different frequency sounds without repositioning the chestpiece. By simply adjusting the amount of pressure applied to the chestpiece, you hear different types of sounds — firm pressure for high-frequency sounds, light pressure for low-frequency sounds. With practice, you’ll learn how to quickly find and distinguish different sounds without repositioning the chestpiece.

  • Both stethoscopes feature a double-sided chestpiece with tunable diaphragms on both the adult and paediatric sides, meaning you only need one stethoscope to practice listening on patients of many ages and sizes. In addition, the paediatric side converts to a traditional open bell by replacing the single-piece diaphragm with a non-chill rim so you can also learn this auscultation technique.


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