Pacemaker

Will big sony headphones interfere with my pacemaker? I have just had one fitted. I have a Medtronic Azure MRI surescan. Thanks 


4 Comments

it's fine

by Tracey_E - 2024-02-16 15:29:33

There are virtually no home electronics that will affect it. 

Interference

by jsb - 2024-02-16 15:36:38

Thank you. I just wondered whether they contain magnets but wasn't sure how strong they were. Many thanks. 

magnets

by Tracey_E - 2024-02-16 15:57:25

A magnet has to be very strong and very close (<3-6") to cause a mode switch. When in doubt, keep it 6" or more from your device, but the magnets in headphones are too small to be an issue. 

The puck they use to interrogate in the office is a magnet. Magnets won't hurt us. The worst that can happen is it would switch it to test mode until  you get away from it, then it would go back to normal function. 

 In 29 years of being paced, this has never happened to me. When Ipads were new and had magnetic cases, I took it to an appointment. We moved it around over my device and tried to get it to interfere but could not.

Newer pacers are well shielded and little affects them. The only thing in my house that could possible cause problems is the rare earth magnet knife holder in the kitchen. I had my husband install it rather than do it myself. Now that it's on the wall, I can't possibly get close enough to it to be a problem. 

Magnets

by jsb - 2024-02-16 16:18:04

Thank you very much Tracey, you have been most helpful. Much appreciated.

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I'm 35 and got my pacemaker a little over a year ago. It definitely is not a burden to me. In fact, I have more energy (which my husband enjoys), can do more things with my kids and have weight because of having the energy.