Stethoscope Helps Hard-of-Hearing Patients

Lend a stethoscope to hard-of-hearing patients who are not wearing a hearing aid. Speak directly into the stethoscope diaphragm, and the patient may hear well enough to communicate with you. Be sure to clean the stethoscope's ear tips before and after the patient uses it.

Lend a stethoscope to hard-of-hearingpatients who are not wearing a hearingaid. Speak directly into the stethoscopediaphragm, and the patientmay hear well enough to communicatewith you. Be sure to clean thestethoscope's ear tips before and afterthe patient uses it.

- Bill Demshok, PA-C, MS