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Top 10 Best Ear Thermometers

Compare Our Top 10 Best Ear Thermometers Using Our Comparison Table Below
1) Braun Thermoscan 7 IRT65202) Braun Thermoscan 5 IRT60203) iProven Medical Forehead & Ear Thermometer4) Amdai Digital Ear Thermometer5) Etekcity Ear & Forehead Infrared Thermometer
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Average User Rating (4.6 / 5) (4.6 / 5) (4.9 / 5) (4.3 / 5) (4.4 / 5)
Reading TimeA few secondsA few seconds1 second1 second1 second
Lens FilterYes (21 supplied)Yes (21 supplied)NoNoNo
Warm TipYesYesNoNoNo
Backlit DisplayYesNoYesYesYes
Memory Readings9Last reading20920
Forehead ThermometerNoNoYesNoYes
Minimum AgeNewbornNewbornNewbornNewborn3 months
Celsius or FahrenheitBothBothBothBothBoth
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6) Avantek Infrared Ear & Fever Thermometer7) Braun Thermoscan 3 IRT30308) Philips Avent Smart Ear Thermometer9) Philips Smart Bluetooth Ear Thermometer10) Ben Belle Thermoscan Compact Ear Thermometer
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Average User Rating (4.8 / 5) (4.7 / 5) (4.7 / 5) (4.5 / 5) (4.4 / 5)
Reading Time1 second1 second2 seconds2 seconds2 seconds
Lens FilterNoYes (21 supplied)NoNoNo
Warm TipNoNoNoNoNo
Backlit DisplayNoNoNoNoYes
Memory Readings10Last readingConnects via Bluetooth to smartphone Connects via Bluetooth to smartphone 10
Forehead ThermometerNoNoNoNoNo
Minimum Age3 monthsNewbornNewbornNewbornNewborn
Celsius or FahrenheitBothBothBothBothBoth
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A Guide To The Best Ear Thermometers

Need to take a temperature reading of your baby?  An ear thermometer aka digital ear thermometer or infrared ear thermometer allows you to take quick and accurate readings causing very minimal disturbance.  The in-ear thermometer uses infrared to measure the heat generated by the eardrum and surrounding tissue, as the ear reflects the core body temperature.

Most ear thermometers will be suitable for all ages including newborns, so you can quickly measure your newborns temperature with a model that has a very quick reading time, although the thermometer needs to be placed in ear correct to get an accurate reading.


How To Choose The Best Ear Thermometer

As this is a device relating to your child’s or your own health, we’d assume you would prefer a model which is safe and reliable especially if you have a newborn baby.  If you’re unfamiliar with the features then we’ve made a list below so you can decide which one is the best ear thermometer for you.

Reading time – How quick you will get a temperature reading, some devices will beep once it has a reading.  For children or babies that fidget a lot it might be better to have a model that can give pretty much an instant reading as if the thermometer is not placed in the ear correctly, the reading may not be accurate.


Dispoable lens filters are more hygienic but an additional cost

If you feel that you might experience difficulty with getting accurate readings as your child might be too fidgety then perhaps a contactless thermometer can be a better option.  This doesn’t require you to make any contact with your child to get a reading, the device can simply be placed around 3-5cm from their forehead.

Lens filter – From our table only the Braun Thermoscan ear thermometers have this feature.  The lens filter is placed over the probe tip which is then placed in the ear after, once the reading is taken the lens filter is then disposed of.

This increases the hygiene standard and prevents infections being spread especially if the device is going to be used on multiple people.  Each Braun ear thermometer will come with 21 lens filters but you can buy official Braun Thermoscan lens filter refills for cheap.

Warm tip – The tip is pre-warmed before it enters the ear to take a reading, this ensures more accurate readings and will be more pleasant for babies as other ear thermometer tips might be a bit cold.


A backlit display allows you to easily read the temperature when the room is dark

Backlit display – If you will be taking readings when your baby is asleep and the room is dark then having a backlit display will enable you to read the temperature of the display without having to turn the light on and risk waking your baby up.

Memory readings – The number of readings it can recall, when you have reached the maximum number of readings it can store the oldest reading will be replaced with the new reading.

The Philips devices connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth, which you can then access your readings history on their uGrow app.

Forehead thermometer – Allows the temperature to be measured from the forehead as well.

Minimum age – The in-ear thermometer will probably be used on babies and young children more, each model will tell you who the device is suitable for and whether it can be used on newborns or not.

Celsius or Fahrenheit – Most people would probably prefer the reading to be in Celsius, however for those that prefer Fahrenheit there is an option on all models to change the reading to which ever format you prefer.