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Braun ThermoScan 5 IRT4520 Ear Thermometer

by Braun
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,403 customer reviews)
RRP: 42.99
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  • Clinically tested, number 1 ear thermometer
  • Unique Thermoscan Feedback system confirms in seconds that the thermometer is in the correct position and an accurate temperature reading has been taken
  • Temperature results in degrees C or degrees F
  • Accurate and safe for newborns and the whole family
  • New ultra soft and gentle tip is warmed up for accuracy and extra comfort
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Braun ThermoScan 5 IRT4520 Ear Thermometer + Braun Ear Thermometer Lens Filters LF40 - Pack of 40 + Finger Pulse Oximeter With LED Display (Includes Carrycase, Batteries and Lanyard)
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Product Description

Product Description

The most accurate ear thermometer from Braun due to unique pre-warmed tip

Smarter - guidance system confirms secure position and accurate result

Memory function (8x)

Measurement in just seconds

Easy lens filter removal

2 year guarantee

ThermoScan 5 Ear Thermometer

For infants, children and adults

Why measuring in the ear?
The ear is an excellent site to measure temperature. Braun ThermoScan measures the infrared heat generated by the eardrum and the surrounding tissues. The eardrum shares blood supply with the temperature control center in the brain. Therefore temperature changes are reflected more quickly and accurately than at other sites.

Unlike other ear thermometers, Braun ThermoScan features a pre-warmed tip that minimizes the cooling effect that could result from the introduction of a cool probe tip. The pre-warmed tip helps ensure accuracy measurement after measurement.

The # 1 Brand most used by doctors*
*Based on survey of pediatricians and general practitioners in UK, France, Germany. GfK Custom Research France. 2009

Proven more accurate than rectal or temple**
**Nimah MM, Bshesh K, Callahan JD, Jacobs BR. Infrared tympanic thermometry in comparison with other temperature measurement techniques in febrile children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006;7(1):48-55.
1x Braun ThermoScan ear thermometer
1x Protective case with lens filter storage
21x Lens filters
2 x AA Duracell Batteries total weight for the two is 46 grams (23g each)

Designed in Germany


Use with: LF 40

Always replace disposable lens filters to maintain accuracy and hygiene.

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.2 x 5.8 cm ; 100 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 599 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: IRT4520MNLA
  • ASIN: B0001D0LMS
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 12 Nov 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,403 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
337 of 345 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best on the market 1 Aug 2007
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I'm a GP and have tried many different thermometers - I don't have any shares with these guys but it is the best I came across so far. Easy to use and always exact. The problem with most thermometers is that over time they need re-calibration but this one goes for years and still gives the correct temperature. In my job you need one you can trust and this one delivers - most of my colleagues are also using it now.
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187 of 200 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential kit for anyone with small children 28 Nov 2005
By James Bury TOP 1000 REVIEWER
I've been using a Braun thermoscan for four years since our first child arrived. I regard it as absolutely essential for the safe caring of children. With one of these, you can take a child's temperature accurately and in a couple of seconds, even if they are asleep.
Children can develop extremely high temeperatures very quickly. With one of these, you can accurately monitor the progression of the illness and check that the Calpol / Neurophen is doing its stuff. If the temperature doesn't respond to the medicine, that's a sign to monitor things more closely and get help if the temperature goes too high.
There's a bit of technique required to get consistent readings, but follow the instructions and you'll do fine. Basically you turn it on, place it in the ear, pull back the ear lobe and press the button til it beeps. It's usually worth measuring both ears - any significant difference between the two can mean an ear-infection on one side, or your technique needs checking! The battery seems to last forever so no worries there.
Contrary to Braun's advice, I've found you can re-use the disposable caps quite a few times (it could get very pricey if you didn't). A quick rub with a baby wipe gets them clean, though if you start to get inconsistent readings then try changing the cap.
We have 3 small children and there's no way I'd be without one of these, so very very strongly recommended to any parent.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Braun 4520 Thermoscan Ear Thermometer 19 Aug 2011
I bought this for my dad, he was using various mouth thermometers and sometimes getting different readings. Having noticed many doctors/GPs were using this I thought best to get something I would hope is very reliable and accurate. My dad has become infatic about his temperature, taking readings every few hours, and so far seems very pleased with it, he does't and won't use the mouth thermometers any more. We have done a large amount of research regarding getting good and accurate readings for temperature and this in ear would seem to be a very good method. I have absolutely no complaints with the unit and would recommend it to anyone who needs constant good accurate readings.

I have spoke to specialist nurses at The Royal London hospital regarding the use and replacement of the caps, they use a similar in ear thermometer. If being used by the same person, then changing the cap may be best done after several uses or when the cap is visibly dirty. If being used by different people, then changing the cap may be best to avoid any transmission of infections.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Professional quality 22 Sep 2009
By Tan y ddraig TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I have been using this thermometer for the last 5 years and it is as good today, as it was on the day it was purchased. It is used daily in the course of my work and I have another one for home use too. It is singularly the most essential item for any home health kit and no parent should be without one, especially with the current pandemic of swine flu and forthcoming onset of Winter ills. The readings are at least as accurate as the traditional mercury in glass thermometer but its versatility of use across the whole spectrum of ages, from infant to adult, make it the clear first choice

The covers are best bought in bulk and obviously have to be changed after each patient for professional use, but at home when used on the same patient each time a simple wipe with a damp cloth will be sufficient, meaning that one cover should last the duration of the illness in such cases. For maintenance just wipe over the sensor tip with a damp cloth between uses and storage and that should be enough to keep it in tiptop condition for many years to come. There really is no better thermometer on the market in my opinion, and as all my colleagues use the same one, it is also a professional endorsement.
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74 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars braun feverscan ear thermometer 17 Oct 2004
By A Customer
Easy to use, even on the smallest of ears, quick and non intrusive so baby doesn't wake up! just as good on grown ups. Can't recommend it enough.
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173 of 191 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product- a must buy for every parent 24 Sep 2005
By A Customer
I am a doctor and this is the best electronic item i bought for my child ever. I bought it before he was born and he is now 3 years old and it is still in perfect working condition. Whenever he cries and all the normal things( like a nappy change, feeds etc) have been sorted out we check his temperature and invariably he is running a temperature without us realising it. Everyone who has a small child will know how cranky children become when they are sick. They will not let you use a thermomter ( even the paper one we have in the NHS).

This braun one takes a second and now my son uses it himself in his ear and gives it to me to read!!! I strongly recommend this to evry parent and also for adult use.
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75 of 83 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable and accurate 28 Mar 2005
I am a professional Health Technologist in Intensive Care.
This Braun device, bought for my family use, outperforms the professional brand we use in the NHS.

It is consistently accurate without too much skill (unlike the other unit).
It has repeatable results +/- 0.5C on a series of subsequent tests and is small and easy to carry. (The pro unit is +/- 1.5C)

The biggest advantage is the cost of the disposable ear canal shields. Braun 'shields' can be bought from the high street chemist.

This is an ideal tool for the family with young children.
Fast and easy and the kids don't mind - unlike the old oral thermometers that made me retch as a kid!

Buy this! - Trust me on this people, I'm a scientist.
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