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New Littmann electronic stethoscope.

3M has launched the Littmann electronic stethoscope model 3000 featuring groundbreaking amplification and proprietary ambient noise reduction (ANR) technology.

The breakthrough technology represents a key milestone in acoustic sensitivity. This can be critical to proper clinical diagnosis and quality auscultation.

The new Littmann model 3000 has been proven to reduce ambient noise by an average of 75 per cent without filtering out critical body sounds, and offers amplification of up to 18 times greater than the best acoustic stethoscope.

Reducing ambient room noise requires eliminating the airborne noise before it travels through the patient's body. ANR technology successfully addresses the issue without filtering out important sounds.

In a multicentre clinical study, doctors rated the Littmann model 3000 significantly better than traditional, non-electronic stethoscopes when comparing the tone and clarity of heart, lung, blood vessel and bowel sounds.

The Littmann 3000 builds on the trusted, dependable line of Littmann stethoscopes that have been used for more than 40 years.

Enquiries: Noddy Khama, 3M Healthcare, tel (011) 806-2319.
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Title Annotation:Pulse: the heartbeat of the marketplace
Publication:South African Medical Journal
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:6SOUT
Date:Jan 1, 2007
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