Has anybody had a problem at a concert sittong to close to speakers 



by AgentX86 - 2019-04-08 10:57:50

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.


by Tracey_E - 2019-04-08 12:50:15

We have to be within 6" of anything that's a potential problem. 

Speakers aren't a danger, but...

by Gotrhythm - 2019-04-09 16:41:08 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. 


Yes, but not necessarily from the pacemaker

by RocketTom - 2019-04-28 16:34:34

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.

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