Does 3M own Littmann stethoscope?

3M acquired Dr. Littmann’s stethoscope business a few years later and continued to refine and improve on his designs.

Is there a fake Littmann?

How do I know if my Littmann stethoscope is authentic? Authentic Littmann stethoscopes have a serial number engraved on the chestpiece. If your 3M™ Littmann® stethoscope does not have a serial number, or you have difficulty locating the serial number, please contact us through our online form for further assistance.

What is the difference between Littmann stethoscope and normal stethoscope?

An internal 3M test showed that heart sounds heard through the adult diaphragm of a Littmann stethoscope were more than four times louder (20 dB) than the same sounds heard through a different brand of stethoscope. That’s like the difference between whispering and talking.

What does SE stethoscope mean?

special edition
Question: How is the Classic II S.E. different from the original Classic II stethoscope? Answer: In 1996, a decision was made to replace the standard floating diaphragm on the Classic II with the tunable diaphragm. The result was the S.E., or special edition of the Classic II.

How can I tell if my Littmann is real?


  1. Eartips: An original Littmann stethoscope has soft-sealing ear tips that offer an ergonomic fit for optimal wearing comfort and an excellent acoustic seal.
  2. Tubing: If there’s one key component of the Littmann stethoscope that can clearly indicate whether the item is genuine, it’s the tubing.

Are Littmann on Amazon real?

Yes, this is a real 3M Littmann Amazon account. Please contact our team at 1-800-228-3957 (Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 6 PM CST) if you have additional questions. 1 of 1 found this helpful.

How long do Littmann stethoscopes last?

every two years
Most manufacturers suggest replacing your stethoscope every two years. With proper care, however, you can prolong the life of your stethoscope beyond this time period, but you will need to be careful with it.

Are double tube stethoscope better?

Double or single lumen Double lumen stethoscopes are more sensitive than single lumen stethoscopes because they provide an individual sound channel to each ear. This allows you to hear the subtle characteristics of heart sounds and murmurs more distinctly.