stethoscope as hearing aid

24 Oct

Ever taken an entire medical history shouting at your hard of hearing patient (and the rest of the ED)?

Next time, try the reverse stethoscope trick: 

Put your stethoscope in the patient’s ears (preferably after cleaning the earpieces)

Talk (don’t shout) into the diaphragm.  

 

There you go. 

 

References: medscape article & picture

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