There are quite a few non-amplified and amplified stethoscopes available on the market these days. Unfortunately, it is difficult to make comparisons between and among them, primarily because the manufacturers themselves are often unwilling to provide information about the frequency response of their products and there are no standards regarding the measurement of these devices... Read More


There is a lot of interest in visual stethoscopes among our community of Deaf and hard of hearing medical professionals/students and with good reason. It allows us to have something visual to support what we are hearing if using the earpieces or to have something that allows us to auscultate without needing to hear at all. In my case, I figured my hearing wasn’t trustworthy and preferred to rely on my vision... Read More