How to Choose the Right Stethoscope: What to Know Before I Buy?

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How to Choose the Right Stethoscope: What to Know Before I Buy?


You’re wondering which is the best stethoscope among the good ones. You’re wondering how much does a good stethoscope cost. Well, there are definitely a lot of things to ask when choosing your nursing buddy that will accompany you for years to come. So whether you're starting Nursing school, got that new grad position, or just want a new stethoscope, I am here to tell you what to consider when you're buying a new stethoscope.




Buying a new stethoscope is all very exciting, believe me, I get all warm inside just thinking about it. There are now a lot of pretty stethoscopes in the market and getting a stethoscope that speaks to you, design-wise, is all very well however, looks are not all that matters when it comes to buying a new stethoscope.


What to Know Before Buying a Stethoscope:


  1. Buy from trusted brands and reputable sellers to avoid counterfeit or poorly manufactured products.

  2. Always research the reviews and look out for acoustic quality and ear tip comfort.

  3. Save time and money, invest in quality. Because buying cheap will cost you money and time in the long run.

  4. Always check the weight and length. These are generally overlooked when considering to buy a stethoscope. Too heavy and your neck will hurt, too short and you'll strain your back when performing assessments.

  5. Analyze what type of work you will be doing. There are different stethoscopes targeting specific specializations. 


Invest in something that is versatile and that can change with you as you change your job. I will always lend an ear to anyone who has questions about stethoscopes, let me know if you have any!


Check out my other Nurse Jenny How-to's!

How to Wear a Stethoscope Correctly: Björn Hall Stethoscope

How to Clean Your Stethoscope in Detail: Littmann Stethoscope

We have a lot of review videos at the Nurse Jenny Blog


Good luck in finding the best stethoscope!
What's does the best stethoscope look like for you? Share with us in the comment section below. I love hearing from you guys!



May you have a good shift and remember as always, listen with your heart. 



Nurse Jenny

Jenny, RN is a Registered Nurse working in Sydney Australia. She received her degree in 2013 in Sydney as an international student from Sweden and graduated with a Distinction. She has a passion for Nursing and helping other Nurses and student Nurses in the field, looking at life from the positive side and always giving back where possible. She is the Founder of Bjorn Hall Stethoscopes, a company she created when she saw a need for more personality in the workplace.


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  • Hi, worked with a great group of NP and APCT at my clinic The little Clinic, for 12 weeks at covid-19 testing site in the KY area. Was wondering if I could get a deal on your stethoscope kits for my group of 30.

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