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.
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.
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...!
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.......
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Professionals use them and I have used very happily - feeling a forehead hugely inaccurate for toddlers. Hard to fit some ears (1 year old) but quick and long battery lifePublished 2 days ago by GazH
great product, its very helpful specially for a family! its reliable and should be in every household! would recommend it!Published 9 days ago by Moe
Judging by the other reviews I have a dud, but my thermoscan is terrible. I always get the POS error reading, it doesn't matter what position I use I have managed to get about 4... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have tried all the thermometers, ones that are completely non invasive and just touch the forehead to standard under the arm. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Alex
Very happy with this product. Very accurate and trustable.Published 27 days ago by Nevena Trifonova
Great thermometer. I'm a registered nurse and we use these in work so bought it for home as well. My toddler doesn't mind having her temperature taken with this. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amy