Re-designed E-Scope II amplified stethoscope configured to allow medical professionals using hearing instruments to keep hearing instruments in the ears while performing auscultation
- Belt model packaged with an oversized headphone in lieu of standard stethoscope earpieces
- Headphone is worn over custom, RIC, RITE, or traditional BTE hearing instruments during auscultation without producing feedback
- For different headphone options, see items 718-7710 and 718-7711
- Provides up to 40 dB of gain with 130 dB SPL maximum output
- Selector switch for heart and lung sounds
- Runs for 4 months on standard AAA battery (included in the packaging and pre-installed in the body of E-Scope);
- Auto-shut off after 90 seconds
- One-year warranty
Here is some research on this Stethoscope. White Paper-Auscultation and Programming Hearing Instruments-Bankaitis 2012
- There are many reasons for using an electronic stethoscope rather than an acoustic stethoscope:
– The ability to send sounds to an electronic medical record
– The ability to hear soft sounds in a noisy environment
– The ability to record, edit, and playback any sound
– The ability to send sounds over telephone lines for diagnosis by a specialist
– The ability to send sounds by email for diagnosis by a cardiologist
– The ability to compare a patient with him or herself at differing time intervals
– The ability to filter the sounds so that only certain portions of the sound complex can be heard
– The ability to teach students by having more than one simultaneous listener with a single patient
– The E-Scope should be used by qualified medical personnel only.
– Observe best practices. The instructions in this manual do not, in any way, supersede established medical procedures or staff preferences concerning patient care. “Best Practice” as determined by the medical community is always to be observed.
– Do not operate this device in the presence of flammable anesthetics or other flammable gases.
– As a general safety precaution, this instrument should be turned off and battery disconnected before performing any cleaning procedures. Use only AAA alkaline batteries. Follow all warnings and instructions on the battery package including proper disposal of depleted batteries.At the end of the E-Scope useful life dispose or recycle in accordance with your local, state and governmental regulations.
– The E-Scope complies with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) EN60601-1-2:2001. However, close proximity to a radio transmitter may result in interference heard through the E-Scope Binaural or headset. If this occurs, move away from the radioâ€™s transmitting antenna.
– Do not immerse any part of the E-Scope in any liquid or subject it to any sterilization processes.
– Important note for hearing aid users: Hearing deficiencies vary considerably from person to person. Your audiologist is the best source of information on your particular hearing problem. You should consult with your audiologist if you have any specific questions about the use of your hearing aid with the E-Scope Electronic Stethoscope or any similar device. The information supplied by Cardionics for hearing impaired users should be considered as a general guideline only.
– The E-Scope has a significant volume output. Do not turn on higher than required for normal listening.
– No serviceable parts. Do not attempt to repair or service the E-Scope. Return to Cardionics for any and all repairs.