There are a number of possible causes for poor sound quality or lack of sounds being heard through your Stethoscope.
Please review the following :-
This is one of the most common reasons for poor sound or no sound being heard by the user.
Hold your headset in front of you with the ear-tips pointing away from your body then insert into your ear canal. Adjust the headset by grasping the ear-tube until you have a comfortable fit. Wearing the headset with the ear-tips inserted the wrong way will result in poor sound quality.
EarTips come in a range of sizes and types to suit your needs. It is important to use the ear-tip size that best fits your ears.
Over time your stethoscope may accumulate dirt, earwax and debris which may impair the sound pathway. Routinely clean the ear-tips and stethoscope head.
Stethoscopes rely on an airtight seal in order to transmit body sounds from the patient to the users ears. Loose parts in the chest-piece, loose tubing, or cracked tubing can prevent an airtight seal. Most of these parts can be replaced by ordering through Medshop Australia.
Opening the Bell on a Dual Head Stethoscope.
When using a dual head stethoscope, you need to open the bell or diaphragm by rotating the chest-piece. If the diaphragm is open, the bell will be closed, preventing sound from coming in through the bell, and vice versa.