The ds32a is a diagnostic electronic stethoscope with unsurpassed natural sound quality. User-friendly design and 50X amplification provides the power to adjust for faint heart sounds, obese patients, or noisy environments. Outstanding performance and ease-of-use for every clinician. From BP to ED to ICU, from heart and lung exams to iPod or other MP3 player recording, the ds32a takes stethoscopes to as new level.
Amplify Mode with Adjustable Volume - amplifies up to 50X with continuously adjustable volume control to set the desired augmentation for each patient. Increase volume for faint heart sounds, obese patients or noisy environments. Use moderate volume for children with loud heart sounds.
Acoustic Mode - electronically provides the sound of a conventional stethoscope without the losses of air tubing. Provides a painless transition from old stethoscope technology - just click to acoustic mode, and listen to a crystal-clear version of a conventional stethoscope.
Bell/Diaphragm Modes - provides frequency response for cardiac (low frequency murmurs, S3, S4) and pulmonary (higher frequency) examination. Instantaneous electronic switching without removing and flipping the chestpiece.
Ambient Noise Rejection - Activate noise rejection in high-noise environments, or deactivate in quiet office settings. Adapts to your work environment so you're not compromising your physical exams.
Mute - When patients chat, cough, or cry, simply mute the sound until you're ready to listen. An example of the attention to detail that makes the ds32a stand out.
Programmable Preferences - Preset the ds32a to your preferred auto shut-off time (2-5 minutes) and favorite operating modes, so it powers up already set for you. Your ds32a learns to follow your workflow so you can focus on the patient.
Eartips and Headphone Comfort - Soft hypoallergenic (latex-free) silicone eartips provide superb comfort. The headphone spring provides a lighter force. The sound is so clear; excess pressure is simply unnecessary.
Lightweight Construction - Aluminum alloy, stainless steel and advanced polymer technology facilitate lightweight and high strength construction.
Long Battery Life - 2 AAA batteries provide many months of use. A low battery warning provides battery life warning well ahead of time.
Audio Input/Output Port & Recording - Record heart and lung sounds directly onto your iPod, MP3 player or laptop by using the provided audio cable! Simply connect your stethoscope from the audio input/output port to the audio input (line-in) port of your iPod, mp3 player or laptop and record sounds live! Connect the cable into the mp3 player or laptop's headphone jack and use your stethoscope like headphones to listen to the recorded audio. Designed to interface with ease to existing audio equipment. Note that no data is recorded onto the stethoscope itself, it'simply passes sound through to your external device. Use free software for data visualization on laptops! Cables included.
This replaces an electronic Littman stethoscope. My husband loves it.
I have a Littmann classic II and an Allheart Cardiac stethoscope, and I wasn't completely happy with the sounds I was getting with any of them through clothes; a regular need at my clinic. I absolutely love the noise cancellation of this stethoscope, and the ability to amp u pthe volume whenever needed to better hear important sounds. Also, by pressing harder you are able to single out sounds; it's amazing! Every bit as good as the Littmann electronic stethoscopes I've tried!
I always have trouble taking a blood pressure and the first time I used this to get a blood pressure from a patient, there was no doubt in my mind what the BP was. I wish the buttons were on the bell, but they are manageable where they are.
Love it! I can hear clear heart sounds even with people talking in the back ground. Very distinct bell and diaphram sounds. Easy to adjust settings.
I've been using this stethoscope in the ER and field for about 3 years. I still have an eletronic Litman but only use that when I forget my Think labs. I've only had to replace batteries about 3 times. I even found that I could hear heart sounds on a M8 Russian Helecopter during Soyuz launch and landing support in Kazakhstan.