Stethoscopes

If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It’s Probably an Adscope

Written By: 
Cindy Maley / Product Manager

Unlike some of our competitors, we believe that performance still trumps aesthetics when it comes to a pro-grade stethoscope (well, any stethoscope for that matter). While we get how important style and personalization have become, a stethoscope’s true worth is based on its acoustic capabilities and build quality -- and not on a clever name for a royal blue tube.

Intro to Your Stethoscope

Written By: 
Cindy Maley / Product Manager

So you've purchased your first stethoscope. You've probably played with it a bit, but now it's time to get down to business. How do you use the darn thing? Wait, how do you even wear it? Although most of our scopes and all of our professional models come with detailed instructions for use, we’d like to provide a more personal tutorial on using and wearing your new instrument.

Which ADC Stethoscope Is Right for Me?

Written By: 
Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

One of the most common questions we get here at ADC is how to choose the stethoscope that’s’ right for you. In general there is no one scope that’s “right” for any particular healthcare professional. It’s more of a well-choreographed dance, one that balances performance, comfort, technology, budget, and style. In the end, it really comes down to personal choice.

Out with the Old: Our Transition to Phthalate Alternatives

Written By: 
Carole Vande Velde / Director of Marketing

More than a decade ago the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control began studying phthalates, a group of chemicals used as binding agents and to make plastics more flexible. Though neither has yet issued new regulations for the medical device industry, ADC has been moving to alternative ingredients, opting to stay ahead of the issue.

Learning from Our Customers

Written By: 
Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

Customer feedback, positive or negative, whether from a reseller of our products or a consumer, has truly helped make ADC a better company. And though we all love when a customer heaps praise on our products or services, it is the criticisms that drive change in a company responsive to its customers’ needs. We learn something new every day.

Two New Ways to Shop Smarter

Written By: 
Carole Vande Velde / Director of Marketing

At ADC, our commitment to feature-rich products isn’t just about what we sell, it also defines our approach to service and support. That’s why we’re always working to improve the ADC experience – before, during, and after your purchase. To that end, we’ve launched two new features on our website that we think you’ll find helpful: MSRP pricing and expanded design themes.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Written By: 
Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it’s likely we’re all touched in some way by this terrible disease. Thanks to the American Cancer Society and dramatic improvements in cancer research, treatment, and early detection, millions of women are surviving breast cancer today. But that research takes money. Find out how ADC is taking part in the effort.

Which Clinician Scope Is Right for Me?

Written By: 
Cindy Maley / Product Manager

Our clinician-series Adscopes are our best-selling line of premium stethoscopes. Less bulky than their cardiology cousins, clinician scopes provide a balance of performance, comfort, and price point. ADC manufactures nine different clinician scopes in nearly 100 model options, each tailored to meet various requirements and preferences. Which one is right for you?

The ABC's of IFU's

Written By: 
Cindy Maley / Product Manager

IFU’s or Instructions for Use, sometimes called Owner’s Manuals or simply Operating Instructions, are everywhere. From the one-page sheet that comes with a new table lamp to the one-pound tome included with your new flat-screen TV, there’s no escaping them. And when you’re talking about medical devices, the importance of reading the IFU’s can't be overstated.

Which Proscope™ is right for You?

Written By: 
Cindy Maley / Product Manager

Proscope is the brand for our line of institutional grade line of stethoscopes: economical diagnostic instruments designed for general exam use. Introduced over a quarter century ago, they remain the best-selling, most recognized brand in the acute care, extended care, and student markets. With seven distinct models and 21 colors, which one is right for you?

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