Decades of research.
Precision aerospace machining.
The highest quality American craftsmanship.
This is the Lx Stethoscope.
Brass is more conducive to sound transfer than most metals and alloys. Time tested over centuries through brass musical instruments. It is light-weight and durable. Like all copper alloys, uncoated neutral brass has antimicrobial properties that make it well suited for a hospital setting.
Wood is equally well tested in string instruments and maple transmits sound exceedingly well. The hand turned wooden bell is the heart of the Lx Stethoscope. No two bells are alike, but all of them share a common ground in phenomenal acoustic clarity. Wood’s natural power to transfer varying frequencies is an unduplicable feature of the Lx Stethoscope. Enjoy the wooden bell that no one else owns but you.
PRECISION ENGINEERED DIAPHRAGM
The diaphragm is engineered at aerospace standard tolerances by a local Oregon machining company, specializing in aviation and medical devices. Our patent pending dodecagon retaining ring makes disassembly easy and convenient. The diaphragm’s construct, founded on Dr. Loriaux’s research, is engineered to withstand a lifetime of heavy use and rewarding results.
STRONG BRASS EAR PIECES
The brass ear pieces are very strong and twice as thick as other stethoscopes available on the market. The brass earpieces are difficult to bend by hand. This added strength provides long-term durability and quality ensuring years and years of use.
Lx STETHOSCOPE TUBING
The strength, durability and sound transfer of our tubing plays a crucial role in the Lx Stethoscope’s design. Dually, its smaller size and airy flexibility makes for a meaningful ease of use in maneuvering the bell and diaphragm.
CUSTOMIZED TO THE LENGTH YOU WANT
We custom make each Lx Stethoscope to the length you prefer. Shorter scopes fit well in the pocket while longer scopes are better for hanging around your neck. The length of your Lx Stethoscope is up to you and there’s absolutely no cost for this customization. So let us know when you place your order.
HANDCRAFTED IN AMERICA
The Lx Stethoscope is custom made and handcrafted in Oregon with American-made components. It’s inventor, Dr. Loriaux, M.D., Ph.D. is a professor of medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, where he was Chairman of the Department of Medicine for almost two decades.
The Lx Stethoscope’s engineering is founded on Dr. Loriaux’s 50+ years of research. Honoring the late 1800’s/ early 1900’s Bowles and Cammann bell scopes and the 1940’s Rappaport & Sprague scopes, he advanced the diaphragm and bell combination to achieve an unparalleled variable frequency sound transfer.