Turn your trusted analog stethoscope digital with the Eko Core, which wirelessly pairs to Eko's free mobile app, allowing you to record, visualize, share, and annotate sounds. Easily attaching to most single-tubed stethoscopes, Eko Core has 40x audio amplification and seven volume levels for added comfort while you work.
I've been using this scope for a few months now. It's a great way to teach students and residents by easily playing sounds back. For doctors working in the community, I've also found it a valuable way to connect with patients and family by playing their heart sounds for them. There is no other stethoscope like this. I can easily shut off the digital and now I still have my same stethoscope! Genius!!!
You can easily compare what you'd hear normally to the digital enhancement. Even if you don't use the app this is a worthwhile investment.
I find it extremely useful in my clinical teaching work. It's one thing to tell a trainee what they're supposed to hear and then have them put their stethoscope on the patient and look for it, it's another to be able to know that they're hearing exactly what you heard through the stethoscope. I think that when I can demonstrate what they're supposed to hear directly it also improves their technique in finding it. I also use it for consultation (e.g. recording heart sounds and then playing them to a cardiologist,) and for bragging to colleagues (check out this awesome aegophony I found!).