Delivering more than just clear heart sounds

what makes littmann the best stethoscope for medical professionals

Why Choose a 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscope?

Millions of clinicians around the world depend on 3M™ Littmann® stethoscopes daily, trusting the brand's profession-leading innovations and exceptional sound quality to make a difference to their patients' lives. 

"Accuracy is crucial during auscultation and my Littmann has never failed to deliver."

– Dr Anisha Siyal

Choose a stethoscope that makes a difference

  • littmann stethoscope high sound quality
    Hear the difference

    Each 3M™ Littmann® stethoscope is precision-engineered and built to strict process and quality controls for a consistently high level of sound performance. Innovative technologies offer enhanced acoustics that enable you to pick up even the subtlest sounds.

  • littmann quality stethoscope tubing
    See the difference

    Stethoscopes with stiff tubing can kink or bend, pulling on eartips and making it hard to use. 3M™ Littmann® stethoscope tubing hangs straight and flexes easily. Also, 3M™ Littmann® chest pieces come in various finishes to suit your personal style.

  • littmann patient comfort features
    Feel the difference

    3M™ Littmann® stethoscopes offer enhancements for you and your patients’ comfort:soft-sealing snap-tight eartips that fit comfortably inside ears and non-chill bell sleeves insulating steel open bells from skin. Fostering a more meaningful doctor-patient relationship is helped along by stethoscopes that reflect your personality.

stethoscope history

Dr. Littmann’s Legacy

Since Dr. David Littmann patented his transformative new stethoscope in the early 1960s, the device has turned from a simple device into a powerful diagnostic tool.

Today, millions of doctors, nurses, veterinarians and medical professionals use a 3M™ Littmann® stethoscope, with many sharing their 3M™ Littmann® stories online.


View the 3M™ Littmann® history.

View stethoscopes in the 3M™ Littmann® range

  • Sturdy, refined, and designed for superior acoustic performance.

  • Compact, sensitive and lightweight, it’s perfect for general physical assessments and diagnoses.

  • The lightest adult stethoscope in the range. Suitable for basic assessments.

  • Enhanced amplification and noise reduction for high-performance auscultation of critical sounds. 

Find out where you can purchase a 3M™ Littmann® stethoscope online here.