How Do I Use An Ultrascope or Maxiscope?

Binaurals should point toward your nose and eartips should seat fully and comfortably into your ear canal opening.

Hold scope head between your thumb and middle finger. Apply (or release)pressure using index finger of the same hand. Use LIGHT pressure to start. Pressing too hard will block sound.

Instructions for Use

How Do I Hear Heart or Lung Sounds?

To hear HEART sounds (low frequencies) start with very LIGHT pressure.
To hear LUNG sounds (high frequencies) apply FIRMER pressure.
Use MEDIUM pressure for taking blood pressure readings.
In noisy environments, you can cup your hand over the headpiece. Be careful not to press too firmly, as too much pressure can block out all noise.

Why Can't I Hear Anything?

Remember: Pressing too hard will block out all sound!

Are eartips in ear canal properly? 
The eartips should point slightly away from your body. Try using them in the other direction. Is the fit better?

Do the metal binaurals feel twisted in your ears? 
Hold both the binaurals/eartips in your hands, pointed away from your body. Gently push them away from you to align, using equal pressure. Is the fit better? If you over correct, simply push the binuaurals/eartips in the opposite direction. 

When you tap on the diaphragm, does it make a drum sound?
If not, your diaphragm is loose. Tighten by holding head and turning Retaining Ring clockwise.

Are you in a noisy environment?
Place entire palm over headpiece and apply the correct pressure using the palm of your hand.

Is pressure too light, allowing ambient noise to come in under the head?

Which UltraScope model is the best for hearing impaired and hard of hearing individuals?

The UltraScope Classic Stethoscope is sometimes recommended for hearing impaired medical professionals. However, we strongly recommend they try the Single model first.

Why try the Classic model?

If you say, “My scope doesn’t sound the way it used to.”If you have high or low frequency loss in either ear.

(In-the-ear hearing aids must be removed to use the UltraScope.) 
When is the Classic not for you?

If  you can hear better with the UltraScope Single model stethoscope over your existing stethoscope or if the sound of the 2 tubes (Classic model) rubbing together is annoying. (This is common for people with good hearing).

How Do I Clean My Ultrascope or Maxiscope

My stethoscope is broken and I need to get a replacement item, what do I do?

What Is The Ultrascope Return Policy?

See our Return Policy here.

Return Policy

How Much Do The Ultrascope & Maxiscope Weigh?

My Ultrascope Head Design Looks Different From What I Saw Online. What Happened?

Can I Buy Multiple Ultrascope Heads Separately?

UltraScope only sells our products as a whole unit. Interchanging of heads in stethoscope tubing can wear and stretch your tubing quickly. This can cause your chestpiece to fall out and become lost. (UltraScope does not warranty lost heads.) If you’d like to purchase multiple designs or head sizes, consider the UltraScope Duo Stethoscope that quickly and easily screws between different heads without compromising your tubing.
If you currently own a Single, Duo or Trio Model and would like to Upgrade to purchase additional heads, please contact Customer Service

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Which Head Size Do I Need With My Stethoscope

We recommend Adult size head for patients 45 lbs (20 kg) and up. Pediatric size head for patients 5 lbs - 45 lbs (2 kg - 20 kg). A pediatric nurse explained, "Using the adult size UltraScope on a small pediatric patient is too risky. Good lung sounds could migrate over to the bad lung, thus being misinterpreted." It's up to each practitioner to make this decision based on our recommendations and their judgement. It is always best to use the correct size head for patient's size and weight.

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