Professional's Choice: Littmann Stethoscopes

  • Close-up of the pediatric side of the 3M Littmann Cardiology III Stethoscope showing the Littmann Quality seal.

    Here’s what makes a stethoscope a 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscope.

    Every Littmann stethoscope delivers profession-leading innovations, engineering, advanced materials, precise manufacturing—and a high level of consistent quality that other brands just can’t seem to duplicate.

    Our internal testing reveals that some stethoscope brands vary widely, unit to unit, in factors such as sound level, weight, and manufacturing quality. Littmann stethoscopes are built according to strict process and quality controls for tight consistency. That means any Littmann stethoscope you choose will provide a consistently high level of performance.

From chestpiece to eartips, here’s what makes Littmann stethoscopes stand out:

  • Circular cyan icon of Littmann stethoscope chestpiece and sound waves.

    1. High acoustic sensitivity varies by model, from performing general physical assessments to performing detailed diagnostic auscultation.

  • Circular cyan icon of Littmann stethoscope tunable diaphragm.

    2. Tunable diaphragms are a 3M invention that let you hear different frequency sounds without repositioning the chestpiece.

  • Circular cyan icon of a Littmann stethoscope soft-sealing eartip.

    3. Snap tight, soft-sealing eartips conform to individual ears for an excellent acoustic seal and comfortable fit. Eartips snap firmly onto the headset eartubes for safety.

  • Circular cyan icon of Littmann stethoscope eartubes.

    4. Adjustable headset is easily adjusted for individual fit and comfort. Angled eartubes align with ear canals for comfort and maximum sound transmission.

  • Circular cyan icon of Littmann stethoscope tubing and yoke.

    5. Next-generation tubing provides improved resistance to skin oils and alcohol for longer tubing life; and it’s less likely to pick up stains. Made without natural rubber latex or phthalate plasticizers.

  • Circular cyan icon of Littmann stethoscope chestpiece.

    6. Precision chestpieces are designed to deliver excellent sound quality while resisting the impacts, scratches, and chemicals of daily use.

  • Circular cyan icon of a weighing scale dial with the needle indicating low weight.

    7. Light weight. Littmann stethoscopes are consistently some of the lightest stethoscopes in the medical profession. Every component contributes strength and light weight without sacrificing sound quality.