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How long does your stethoscope usually last?

August 21st, 2022

Until someone walks off with it.

February 11th, 2023

My pops gave me his first stethoscope when I graduated. It’s a 35 year old Littmann. You can replace parts and send them in for tune-ups. :)

February 13th, 2023

I still have the same stethoscope that I bought when I began nursing school 10 years ago. It’s a forest green Littman cost me $100 and it still works just as well as it did the first day I bought it.

January 31st, 2023

I have had the same one since I graduated from
Nursing school in 2001. It was used heavily until 2016 and has been sitting mostly unused in my closet since then. When I picked it up recently (going back to patient care) I noticed it was getting stiff but still sounds good. It’s a Littman Cardiology.

February 28th, 2023

the scrub shops care a cloth cover for the tubing. I use an old ratty looking one so everyone thinks I have a crappy stethoscope...they don't' take it!!

February 26th, 2023

I’ve been a nurse for almost 11yrs and been through 3 lightweight littmans. Every single time it was bc someone stole it! 🫠

February 25th, 2023

Get a Littmann. They last and the Littmann company will repair.

January 26th, 2023

I have an ultrascope. It was like $30 15 years ago with a lifetime warranty. I have replaced every piece of it except the bell and all I had to do was pay shipping for the parts. Working home health was the worst on my stethoscope due to change in temperature constantly. This caused the tubing color to change and it was starting to dry rot.

May 24th, 2023

I bought a Littman and had mine engraved. That decreased the likelihood of someone trying to take it as theirs.

May 24th, 2023

Still using my sthoscope from nursing school 44 years ago.

May 15th, 2023

Indeed the absolute truth and you may not see them again! If you do, they have amnesia, especially if it your nice “cardio”. 🤗

April 4th, 2023

I have one that is 20 years BP cuff didn't last but that scope intends to outlive me .

March 13th, 2023

It lasts as long as doctors want it to last once they swipe it its game over.

March 8th, 2023

someone broke in my car and stole it and my glasses a while back. If not, should be for a very long time

February 15th, 2023

mine has always lasted just past the 10 year warranty!

August 21st, 2022

Typically depends on how you handle it .