The global stethoscope market is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period. It is estimated that the global stethoscope market is expected to register a CAGR ~ 4.6% during the forecast period of 2019 to 2024 with an estimated market value of USD 332.1 million in 2018.

The global market is driven by factors such as increasing incidence rate of life-threatening diseases, increased spending on healthcare and ongoing research and development. Moreover, growing technological advancements such as Bluetooth connectivity with digital wireless hearing aids is expected to fuel the growth of the market during the assessment period. Furthermore, increasing innovations in the field of healthcare have pushed for the growth of the market. For instance, in October 2018, researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology and University of Rochester Medical Center developed a new electronic stethoscope that combines precision sensors, electrocardiogram technology, and machine learning applications into one piece of equipment to better detect heart ailments and problems that might occur with an implanted heart pump. Similarly, in March 2018, Neurologists from Stanford University developed brain stethoscope that can translate the brain’s activity into sounds so that silent seizures can be detected. On the other hand, poor healthcare system and less access to health services in certain economies are restraining the growth of stethoscope market.

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Moreover, major companies in the market are involved in strategic collaborations to brace their position in the market. For instance, in September 2015, eKuore launched its first wireless stethoscope in Düsseldorf, Germany.


The global stethoscope market has been segmented into type, and end user. The market, based on type, has been segmented into manual stethoscope and electronic stethoscope. The market, by manual stethoscope, has been further segmented into a fetal stethoscope, and others. The market, by electronic stethoscope, has been sub-segmented into esophageal stethoscopes, fetal heart rate detectors, and others. The market, by end user, has been segmented into hospitals, clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, and others. Hospitals are expected to hold a major share in the end user segment owing to the increased occurrences of diseases, as well as the rise in the patient visits. Clinics are projected to be the fastest growing segment due to the ease of accessibility it provides to the patients.

The market has been segmented, by region, into the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa. The stethoscope market in the Americas has further been segmented into North America and Latin America, with the North American market divided into the US and Canada. The European stethoscope market has been segmented into Western Europe and Eastern Europe. Western Europe has further been classified as Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, and the rest of Western Europe. The stethoscope market in Asia-Pacific has been segmented into Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, and the rest of Asia-Pacific. The stethoscope market in the Middle East & Africa has been segmented into the Middle East and Africa.

Key players

3M, A&D Medical, American Diagnostic Corporation, Cardionics, GF Health Products, Heine Optotechnik, McCoy Medical, Medline Industries, Omron Corporation, Rudolf Riester, Smith’s Medical, and Welch Allyn are some of the key players in the global stethoscope market.

Regional Market Summary

Geographically, the Americas is expected to dominate the global stethoscope market due to the increasing per capita healthcare expenditure. The rise in product innovation and the heavy adoption of new technology is anticipated to drive the growth of the market.

Europe showed a considerable amount of growth in the global stethoscope market. The market growth in this region is because of the presence of a well-established healthcare system. The rise in the patient population is also contributing to the growth in the region.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the fastest growing region in the market due to a rise in the number of health welfare programs. This growing awareness in Asian countries by public and private organizations is projected to fuel the growth of the market during the assessment period. On the other hand, the Middle East & Africa has the least share of the market due to the low disposable income.

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