Stethoscopes generally come with 5 main stethoscope parts: Eartips, Eartube, Tubing, Stem & Chest-piece.
From time to time parts of a stethoscope can become damaged and fail to work correctly. If this happens to your stethoscope you have two options, either buy a new stethoscope or replace the part that’s damaged.
Stethoscopes are not generally cheap and so replacing the parts can save you a lot of money.
If you’re looking for replacement eartips then you’ll need to find the ones that fit your stethoscope. For Littmann stethoscopes this should be quite and easy job as they are by far the most popular brand on the market. If you are looking for replacement eartips for any other stethoscope then you may need to dig a little deeper to find them.
The eartube and tubing comes as one piece and so if you need to replace a part, you’ll have to replace both. Fortunately, this is not expensive and so replacement rather than buying a whole new stethoscope will save you money. You will be able to find spare stethoscope parts on Amazon or Medisave.
As with the eartube and tubing the stem and chest-piece comes as one. It is possible to find replacement parts for the chest-piece such as Tuneable Diaphragms, rims and bell sleeves. Once again if you have a Littmann stethoscope this won’t be a problem, should you have another brand then you may have a little more difficulty locating the stethoscope parts.
See the Medisave video below if you’re searching for Littmann stethoscope parts. You can order parts for a Littmann stethoscope here.
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