How to Wear Your STETHOSCOPE with HIJAB!

How to Wear Your STETHOSCOPE with HIJAB!

As a first year medical student I struggled with trying to get my stethoscope on without compromising my hijab. Looking back, I had to experiment with the weirdest tricks until I was able to finally come up with a fairly good method of wearing the hijab comfortably with easy access to my stethoscope! I know that I certainly am not the only hijabi that has struggled with this issue and so I thought I would share my seemingly obvious but crucial discovery.

 Summary of Steps: 

  1. Wear a cotton bonnet. 
  2. Fold the cotton bonnet slightly at the ears to open access to your external ear canal. 
  3. Wrap your hijab around your head as you normally would (without any pins under the chin!). 
  4. Loosen the part you just wrapped and fold under the neck as needed to maintain adequate coverage. 
  5. Perform a “pre-test” by mimicking your stethoscope with your index fingers to assess how loose it is and whether or not you need to loosen it a bit more… Adjust accordingly. Eventually you will be able to get a feel for how loose it needs to be without showing your neck and you may confidently skip this step with some practice. 
  6. Pin your hijab onto your bonnet with the folds that you would like to frame your face. 
  7. And you’re ready to auscultate!! 

Here’s the complete video tutorial.


For other ways of wearing your stethoscope with hijab, click here, and here.  Enjoy~!




3 thoughts on “How to Wear Your STETHOSCOPE with HIJAB!”

  • 1
    Hanien on March 14, 2017

    I also wear a hijab and I know the struggles of wearing a mask or a stethoscope with a hijab therefore I really like your videos and think that your tips and tricks are very helpful <3
    Thank you 🙂

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    • 2
      S. Z. on April 22, 2017

      I’m really glad you find them helpful! Let me know if you have any other tricks of your own 😉

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  • 3
    Dr waz on March 7, 2019

    Cant you hear sounds through the thin clothing of hijab?
    Cuz without pins under chin i find it difficult to manage as the hijab doesnt stay in its 1place

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