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FAQs

For your convenience, we have categorized the questions into the following three categories:

General Information

Expand I can’t hear anything out of my stethoscope. What is wrong with it?

Expand Do Littmann stethoscopes contain latex?

Expand Can any Littmann stethoscope be used during an MRI?

Expand Is there a difference in sound quality between long and short tubing?

Expand What are the advantages of using a tunable diaphragm?

Expand Why would I want to have a tunable diaphragm on a traditional two-sided stethoscope such as the 3M™ Littmann® Classic II S.E. Stethoscope?

Expand How do I measure my tubing length?

Expand Can I get a replacement diaphragm for my Model 3000?

Expand What if I lose the screw that secures the battery compartment of my Model 3000?


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Cleaning and Care

Expand What replacement parts are available for my Littmann stethoscope?

Expand How should I routinely clean my mechanical or electronic stethoscope? Can I sterilise it?

Expand Why does the tubing on my stethoscope become stiff and rigid after a period of years?

Expand How should I clean my Model 3000?


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Product Information

Expand Can I still get the 3M™ Littmann® Cardiology II S.E. Stethoscope?

Expand Will the 3M™ Littmann® Classic II Paediatric and Classic II Infant Stethoscopes offer the same sound quality and intensity as the 3M™ Littmann® Cardiology III Stethoscope when using the small side?

Expand Can I use the 3M™ Littmann® Classic II Infant Stethoscope on neonates?

Expand How is the 3M™ Littmann® Classic II S.E. Stethoscope different from the original 3M™ Littmann® Classic II Stethoscope?

Expand Can I replace the floating diaphragm of my Classic II or Cardiology II with a tunable diaphragm in order to use the tunable diaphragm effect?

Expand Every time I switch on my Model 3000, it starts on a very loud (or very low) level. It was not like this when I bought it.

Expand Why is the surface of the chestpiece of my Model 3000 so shiny?

Expand Will the silver surface of chestpiece of Model 3000 get scratched easily?

Expand What is the warranty of the Model 3000?

Expand My Model 3000 does not switch on when I push either the diaphragm or bell button.

Expand I do not have a hearing deficit, why would I need an electronic stethoscope?

Expand Is the Model 4100 better than the Model 3000?

Expand Can I send sounds to a computer using the Model 3000?

Expand I hear very well using my cardiology stethoscope. What is the advantage of a Model 3000 over a conventional cardiology type stethoscope?

Expand Does the Model 3000 require a special battery?

Expand How long does the battery of my Model 3000 last?

Expand Is there a special way that I should fold the tubing for carrying or storing the Model 3000?

Expand I sometimes hear noises other than ambient room noise when listening using my Model 3000.

Expand If the battery is depleted will the Model 3000 function as a non-electronic stethoscope?


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