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Braun ThermoScan 5 IRT4520 Ear Thermometer

by Braun
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,155 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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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
  • Boxed-product Weight: 599 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery 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 (1,155 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
315 of 322 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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178 of 189 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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68 of 73 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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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars assurance for a mum 7 Feb 2009
We love our thermometer, bought it when our son was born and were really surprised to see that its the same one they used on the maternity ward when our daughter was born! Will never go back. Always works and earpiece refills have been easy to get hold of.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Bijesh
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I've had since may of 2012 I was quite confident about it due to the brand name and also the fact that most doctors Ive seen has this one and this seems ideal for a child. I have never had consistent results with this, and just over a year after purchase the calibration has gone wrong and now it shows a high (40 degrees plus) value always. I guess these things happen but what I found surprising on trying to call up their support numbers was that Braun has nothing to do with these thermometers anymore, they are now being dealt with by another company and was given a separate number to call. As such I have give this product up and have had to do back to a regular one from Boots. Anyway people looking to buy this product should probably give it some research on who is actually manufacturing and selling this product before doing so.
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167 of 182 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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53 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant with kids 21 Dec 2004
By The Dunelmian VINE VOICE
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Forget old thermometers - if you have kids get one of these. It saves all the agony of keeping them still while a traditional or simple electric thermometer reads the temperature. Just make sure you buy the spare disposable caps on Amazon when you get the machine.
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86 of 95 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars SOMETIMES GOOD, SOMETIMES BAD 4 Aug 2009
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The good points - very fast, convenient to use and easy to read.
The bad points - appears unreliable as sequential readings in same ear can vary by more than 1 whole degree C. (- so am I ill or not?)
Also read the description carefully - Braun PROFESSIONAL thermometers may well be "in use in Doctors surgeries" but this actual model is described in the leaflet as a HOME thermometer and is over a 100 cheaper than the professional models.......
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product
Easy to use. Very accurate. Have only used it a couple of times, thankfully, but it has proved most effective.
Published 1 hour ago by 1rayality
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy and accurate
Easy to use with accurate result. Faster than the usual,standard thermometer. Hassle free when taking a baby's temperatures while they're sleeping as didn't disturb him at all. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Anna Photi
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
Would definitely recommend!! This is what most GPS use and it is fast and simply to use, so doesn't distress the little one for as long as completely necessary
Published 1 day ago by Miss Jessica Routh
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product
Excellent. Our original thermoscan survived over 10 years with 3 kids!! Always quick, reliable and accurate. Would recommend to anyone.
Published 1 day ago by fiona watts
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use
Have found this product very useful for both adult and child. Very quick to use and child doesn't get stressed
Published 2 days ago by Rachel Pearce
5.0 out of 5 stars temprature reading
Work in hospital setting.we use the braun thermometer .
It has been a good tool using it on daily bacis for accurate reading
So would highly reccomend as performs well
Published 3 days ago by sue allkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy and quick to use
Had an under arm thermometer before this which took about 1 minute to get a reading - ie nearly impossible to 'clamp' a toddler onto for this long! Read more
Published 3 days ago by MR I J GARDNER
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for any new parent
This is really easy to use and seems much more accurate than forehead strips and ones you place in the mouth or under the armpit etc- especially with a small baby. Read more
Published 4 days ago by E Misra
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have
So much choice but am glad I chose this one. Easy to use and very accurate. Must have for all families
Published 4 days ago by Mrs. Margaret L. Phaup
5.0 out of 5 stars Best thing we ever bought
Very easy to use, and its good seeing it used by the doctors too. Only wish we had bought it sooner
Published 4 days ago by kirsty lethaby
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