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#1 of 7 Old 08-17-2009, 01:09 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I plan to use a fetoscope for the most part with doppler on demand instead of the other way around. Therefore I figure I should invest in the best fetoscope I can find. I'm eyeing the Leff and it is super pricey. I'm wondering if anyone here actually owns one and if you think it is as good as they say and worth the $$

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I've tried it - used it regularly for about a year before selling it. I just couldn't get it at all.

(but then you know about my hearing)

I like the Allen economy (longer tubing). I find that overall it's the most reliable for me.
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Are you talking about a Sklar-Leff fetoscope, with the big heavy head?
First one I bought and when I use a fetoscope, it is my first choice. I like the bigger head and the heaviness of it. I can lay it on the abdomen and take my hands off, so don't have to worry about extrinsic noise interfering with what I'm hearing. Only problem I've had was in keeping the head warm, but that is easily solved by leaving it on a heating pad set to warm.

Have a DeLee but find it easier to use the Leff.

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I've tried it - used it regularly for about a year before selling it. I just couldn't get it at all.

(but then you know about my hearing)

I like the Allen economy (longer tubing). I find that overall it's the most reliable for me.
I also have hearing issues and I think I hear a little better with an Allen 10 than I do with the Sklar-Leff. The Leff is HEAVY too... it would make a good weapon.
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My fetoscope hasn't been touched in ages, can't hear a dang thing with it, but my ash-wood Pinard? Ahhhhhhh! I LOVE that thing! Even with my hearing issues I can hear/feel the FHT by 20 weeks no problem. I love how it feels, it's wooden and smooth and becomes part of my ear. I would recommend a Pinard over a fetscope any day of the week.
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I have wondered about those pinard horns... I'd like to get one sometime soon.
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I've used a leff and it works well but once I dropped it on my foot and it was excruciating.

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