Has anybody had a problem at a concert sittong to close to speakers
When I was in college, we had seats right in front of the speakers at a Moody Blues concert. I couldn't see anything!
Oh you mean affect your pacemaker! No, unless you crawl inside, it's not going to be a problem. OTOH, you might need new hearing aids to go with your pacemaker.
We have to be within 6" of anything that's a potential problem.
...it depends on what you call a problem.
My pacemaker is vibration sensitve. A few weeks ago I went to a pipe organ concert. And, unlike most of the audience, sat down front. When there was a lot of base pedal in piece, I definitly felt the vibration in my chest cause the pacer to speed my heart up.
I didn't mind it. I always find certain organ music passages heart-lifting.Tthe pacer just added a new dimension to the thrill.
Those big speakers generate enough vibration to affect my pacemaker too. I wonder if that's what you felt. Whether I find the sensation delightful depends on the context. In any case, there is no danger and the sensations vanish when quiet (or even a reasonable level of noise) is restored.
Vibrations can sometimes set up an atrial flutter, and that will make it seem like the pacemaker is acting weird. Sitting close to those sub-woofers can cause something like that to happen. I've been to plenty of concerts, and only am uncomfortable on insanely loud ones.
You know you're wired when...
Your ICD has a better memory than you.
I am 100% pacemaker dependant and have been all my life. I try not to think about how a little metal box keeps me alive - it would drive me crazy. So I lead a very active life.