Learning is easier with the right stethoscope.

Choose a quality stethoscope to help you learn how to listen.

You know that learning to how to use a stethoscope is essential to your ability to assess and monitor your patients effectively — and it takes a lot of practice. Start with a stethoscope for learning that has a professional level of acoustics that will help you from the start and will perform for years to come. 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes are the top choice for both students and clinicians, as well as recommended by professors for classroom and clinical practice.

The Littmann stethoscope models recommended for students who are looking for a high-quality, reliable stethoscope for learning are the 3M™ Littmann® Classic III™ Stethoscope and the 3M™ Littmann® Cardiology IV™ Stethoscope. Both offer high acoustic sensitivity, enhanced comfort, and advanced features. And both offer the versatility of a two-sided chestpiece — one side sized for adults and one sized for pediatric patients. With a wide range of tubing color and chestpiece finish combinations to choose from, you’re sure to find a stethoscope that fits your style.

Need help deciding which one is right for you? Let us help you choose.


Tunable technology makes learning how to use a stethoscope easier.

Tunable technology is another feature that makes the Classic III stethoscope and the Cardiology IV stethoscope great options for students learning how to use a stethoscope. This 3M invention lets you hear different frequency sounds without repositioning the chestpiece. By simply adjusting the amount of pressure applied to the chestpiece, you hear different types of sounds — firm pressure for high-frequency sounds, light pressure for low-frequency sounds. With practice, you’ll learn how to quickly find and distinguish different sounds without repositioning the chestpiece.

  • Tunable technology stethoscope for nursing and medical school students

    Both stethoscopes feature a double-sided chestpiece with tunable diaphragms on both the adult and pediatric sides, meaning you only need one stethoscope to practice listening on patients of many ages and sizes. In addition, the pediatric side converts to a traditional open bell by replacing the single-piece diaphragm with a non-chill rim so you can also learn this auscultation technique.


Earn free Littmann stethoscopes.

Organize a sponsored sale and the 3M School Sales Program will reward stethoscope purchases with credits redeemable for free Littmann stethoscopes for your school or student organization. It’s that easy!


How it Works:

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    Earn Credits

    Earn 1 credit for every 10 stethoscopes purchased as part of the sale.

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    Redeem 1 Credit

    Redeem 1 credit to get a Classic III stethoscope donated to your school or student organization.

  • Side view of 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscope chestpiece

    Redeem 2 Credits

    Redeem 2 credits to get a Cardiology or Teaching stethoscope donated to your school or student organization.

Learn auscultation skills anytime, anywhere.

Download the app

The 3M™ Littmann® Learning Institute app is free with the purchase of any Littmann stethoscope. Download the app to your mobile device and practice learning diagnostic skills using patient scenarios to listen to authentic heart and lung sounds — then test your knowledge! Track progress and win badges as you master your auscultation skills.

Unlock the full content of the app with the serial number found on the chestpiece of your Littmann stethoscope.*


Additional resources to support learning with your stethoscope.

Take advantage of our student resources to supplement your classroom learning.


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