Braun ThermoScan 5 IRT4520 Ear Thermometer
- 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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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.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
However, bear in mind when purchasing that this thermometer requires disposable plastic caps. This isn't the case with other digital thermometers such as head thermometers (although admittedly the one we previously used was less reliable).
A limited number of caps come in the box, but you will shortly require replacements. The RRP for the plastic caps is £8 for 40, although they can be bought on Amazon for £4. Bear in mind that is 10 per use. I have also seen them sold in bulk on Amazon for about 6p per cap.
I have found this to be an excellent, accurate and reliable model. Every responsible parent (and GP!) should have a thermometer, and this is the best I have used (and I have used many many different thermometers). The battery lasts ages, it has survived many falls to the ground (mostly while my toddler plays doctor), and it is incredibly quick and easy to use.
There's a good reason these are the most common thermometers used by doctors...!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great thermometer, easy to use and not too intrusive to little ones.Published 2 days ago by Jo - Milton Keynes
I've had this for some time now and it seems very accurate, it's quick to get a reading and feels like a quality product.Published 3 days ago by soaked
I have had this for a while now and I find it very useful for taking temperatures with ease it is hygienic and simple to use pop a disposable ear probe on the ear piece this means... Read morePublished 3 days ago by MBD
Though this is an easy enough product to use and is not invasive per se, we have been using it for two years now with two small children and we find it flawed:
While the... Read more
just amazing and very handy, paramedics using the same... it says it all.Published 9 days ago by guermide
I am a doctor and although I'm not qualified to vouch for its accuracy, the fact that almost every GP surgery and hospital ward has this model made it the obvious choice for the... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Wouldn't be without now or ever go back to other types of thermometer - this measures the body-core temperature through either ear so is much more accurate than under-tongue or... Read morePublished 14 days ago by C. A. MILLER