left side of stethoscope no sound?
I have an MDF single head stethoscope, I am only able to hear sounds out of the right ear piece. (yes it is facing the right way) Why could this be and how do i fix it?
- Sir CausticLv 62 months ago
Make sure that, during use, the left earpiece isn't falling out of your ear while using the instrument. If you find out that this has, indeed, been happening, simply glue it in your ear, or wrap some masking-tape around your head. Hope this helped.
- TulipLv 72 months ago
Check the ear piece for wax or dirt you are supposed to clean those.
- TommymcLv 72 months ago
It's a very simple system. The stethoscope head is a simple diaphragm (like a drum head) and the tubing is hollow. Sound is transmitted by air pressure. Really not much can go wrong except an air leak or blockage. Try swapping ears just to verify that it's not hearing loss in in one of your ears. If it still is working only in one earpiece, then there's either a blockage or air leak in that side. I'd suggest that you pull the stethoscope head off and blow out the tubing. Then plug both earpieces (or block them with your thumbs) and blow into the end. Make sure there are no air leaks and then that there is air pressure at each ear.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Have you had your hearing checked recently?