tone™ is the world’s first and only patented antimicrobial stethoscope. Accurate and durable, it delivers high quality performance with an extra-safe twist: tone™ stethoscopes are protected from germs, for life.
Not only are tone™ stethoscopes constructed with the highest quality materials for improved acoustic performance, they are treated with MicrobeCare®, the unique, patented EPA-registered solution that provides long-lasting surface protection from germs. As a result, tone™ is the only fully protected antimicrobial stethoscope, including the diaphragm, head, tubing, ear buds and all metal surfaces.
MicrobeCare® works, in simple terms, like a type of sword or a lance. When microbes come into contact with the molecular coating on our stethoscopes, their cell wall is breached by our patented MicrobeCare® technology. This kills the microbe without ever degrading the quality of the antimicrobial coating.
“Stethoscopes are loaded with diverse bacteria, including some that can cause healthcare-associated infections.”
—A study from Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
“Bacterial contamination of the stethoscope was significant.”
—An independent study published in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials. That study found:
Did you know … studies show stethoscopes can transmit infections between patients and healthcare workers? Stethoscope diaphragms should be disinfected before and after each patient contact, but that takes time and responsibility on the part of the clinician, and is rarely done. A stethoscope treated with MicrobeCare®, however, needs no additional disinfecting to:
Reduce hospital-acquired infections
Reduce costs of contamination