If you’ve ever been to the doctor, they probably pressed a stethoscope against your chest. Have you ever stopped to think about what is a stethoscope?
An iPhone for your chest?
At its most basic, In general a stethoscope is an acoustic listening device. Think of it like the microphone on your iPhone, except instead of letting you talk to friends and family, it amplifies the internal sounds of your body!Most stethoscopes have two sides at the head. The larger side is known as a “diaphragm”, while the small side is the “bell”.
When the diaphragm is put on your chest, the sounds of your body shake the diaphragm, creating sound waves which move up the tube to the doctor or nurses’s ears. When the bell put on your chest, the tiny vibrations of your skin produce sound waves that move up to doctor or nurse’s ears.
Before buying your first stethoscope, it’s important that you learn about the different parts that modern stethoscopes consist of. Knowing about the different stethoscope parts and features will help you to decide which model will best fit your needs and budget.
So, let’s talk about the stethoscope and it’s different parts
Table of Contents
- 1 What is a Stethoscope?
- 2 Different Parts of Stethoscope
- 3 What is a Stethoscope Used For?
- 4 How a Stethoscope Works?
What is a Stethoscope?
Different Parts of Stethoscope
Electronic Stethoscope vs Traditional Stethoscope
What is a Stethoscope Used For?
How a Stethoscope Works?
Using a Stethoscope to Listen to Heart Sounds
Using a Stethoscope to Listen to Lung Sounds
Using a Stethoscope to Listen to Abdominal Sounds
Measuring Blood Pressure With a Stethoscope
I’m probably leaving out some information. What other tips can you provide? Let me know in the comments.