listening is easier with the right stethoscope

Choose a quality stethoscope to help you learn how to listen.

Learning how to use a stethoscope is essential for your ability to assess and monitor your patients effectively — and it takes a lot of practice. Start with a stethoscope for learning that has a professional level of acoustics that will help you from the start and will perform for years to come.

Need help deciding which one is right for you? Consider a 3M™ Littmann® Classic III™ Monitoring Stethoscope or a 3M™ Littmann® Cardiology IV™ Diagnostic Stethoscope.


  • Littmann Classic III Monitoring Stethoscope

    • Useful in non-critical care enviornments such as a medical office, general ward, OB/GYN, ambulatory clinic or urgent care
    • Monitor and assess a wide range of patients
    • Detect normal and abnormal sounds and rhythms
    • 5-year warranty
  • Littmann Cardiology IV Diagnostic Stethoscope

    • Useful in critical care and challenging environments such as the ED, ICU, Cardiac ICU, step-down unit and other dynamic locations
    • Hear subtle changes in patient status
    • Diagnose and make decisions with confidence
    • 7-year warranty

Tunable technology makes learning how to use a stethoscope easier.

Tunable technology is another feature that makes the Classic III stethoscope and the Cardiology IV stethoscope great options for students learning how to use a stethoscope. This 3M invention lets you hear different frequency sounds without repositioning the chestpiece. By simply adjusting the amount of pressure applied to the chestpiece, you hear different types of sounds — firm pressure for high-frequency sounds, light pressure for low-frequency sounds. With practice, you’ll learn how to quickly find and distinguish different sounds without repositioning the chestpiece.