sound systems? (loud noise?)

Before I got my pacemaker I of course asked the obvious question about microwaves, haha. But we began talking about things, like cells phones only on the side that doesnt have the pacemaker magnets and not to put my ipod in a shirt pocket, but the jean pocket. He also told me about sound systems. But its been 7 months and I was so stressed back then I don't really remember what he said. He said not to be to close I think. Well my brother loves loud music, so he always has his music up loud and installs systems in his trucks makes it to where you can feel it vibrate. Is that a bad thing? I keep having my friend asking me "is it to loud" I beginning to wish I had talked to here about my appointment. So I'm kinda lost of what my dr meant. I just got off amioderone so ill be talking to him soon and will asked him but I'm just curious.

Plus I'm young, I've never been to a concert in my life, and I would love to go to at least one, can I? What about monster truck shows, is it to loud?
I will be talking to my DR soon but Im just curious what everyone knows.



Re: to Jessi

by LS - 2010-03-19 11:03:02

I don't think it has anything to do with how loud something is. I think there are some sort of magnets in "VERY LARGE" speakers.
You'll be fine at a concert.


by - 2010-03-19 11:03:06

The most I remember the doc telling me and the papers that were sent home .. was you shouldnt be within 6 inches of a cellphone and to stay away from large magnetic fields .. like a big speakers would be included in that too...
Its not so much about the noise its about how close you are to the speakers .. I hope this make some sense to you.. good luck .


by USAF - 2010-03-19 11:03:53

You can pound on your pacemaker and it won't do anything but keep on tickng!! Knock yourself out and live your life... You'll find the pacemaker is a very durable product and forget it's there as time goes on...

Large speakers

by ElectricFrank - 2010-03-20 01:03:14

This is not as much of a problem as it used to be. New speakers do a lot more to contain their magnetic field. Any field that escapes to the outside requires a larger magnet to make up for it, and that increases the cost of the speaker.

I had the experience of carrying a large speaker into the house from my Jeep. When I bought it used there was one of those obnoxious boomer systems in it and I needed the space to carry camping gear. Anyway, I never even thought about it until I had carried the thing quit a ways with it held close to my body (it was heavy). Apparently it didn't affect the pacer since I am pretty much 100% dependent.

By the way nat36's comments on rate response are right on. The rate response is a feature that senses your body's movements and uses it to set your HR. I found that the jets in a hot tub or Jeeping on rough roads would drive my HR way up. I didn't need the rate response so pushed them to turn it off. Much better.

So enjoy yourself.


loud souds dont really matter

by CSEP - 2010-03-20 01:03:29

yes its about distance from those gadgets being prohibited...mean not actually prohibited but the nearness of it to our PM bcoz it will distract n somehow make it stop for a while. so if u can avoid it that near its ok...loud noise s not a matter at all:) in fact i always go bar hopping, concerts and do my regular duty on board ..on a "radio station" just that i dont go near transmitter bcoz it will surely affect my PM...hmmm, actually about going to a movie thing...its not the sound that will bother u but the radiation since the movie houses r so close and radiations s just around d 4corners of d movie room. BUT as nat36 said that had effect on his PM pulse rate i supposed it reacts differently on different people....f ever u dont have any problem when hearing the loud sounds then its nothing to worry about...u can go n enjoy any concert u want:) any time anywhere

go to concert and enoy

by Hot Heart - 2010-03-20 03:03:02

I go to rock concerts almost every week, ive had no problem whatsoever. I dont stand right next to speakers but am always near the front.

The only sensation was with a band who came on before a deep purple concert, cannot remember their name, but the bass was <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>> ..........but i dont think it was affecting my pacemaker, my husband said he could feel it in his heart as well.

The only thing which has ever affected me, and this did feel wierd, was the hand held devices you get in exhibitions that explain the exhibits, went dizzy.

It's not radios, I work in prison and use radios on a daily basis and go thro the metal detectors, no probs.

Do you have rate response?

by nat36 - 2010-03-20 12:03:26

I had some trouble with loud noises right after I got my pacemaker. I went to the movies and my heart rate was high during the movie which was an action film. Then my kids play rock band with lots of base and the same thing happened. When I went in for my check up I asked the doctor. He said that if my rate response was too high the vibrations could cause my heart rate to go up. So they turned it down some and now I don't have that issue anymore. It sounds strange, I know!:)
Good luck!!

Loud Music

by ccallahan - 2010-03-20 12:03:29

The others are right. The only thing you need to worry about is the magnetic field. Unless you are going to dance with an extremly large speaker you should not have a problem. Rock and Roll all night long and if is is too loud you are too old!

Rev. Callahan

large music speakers

by mrsaijones - 2010-04-25 11:04:53

I just had my pm surgery 6 days ago. I felt OK until this morning in church. We were singing and I started to feel terrible. I thought Jesus was going to take me home right then! I suddenly realized I was in front of a very large speaker, so I moved to the back of the church and started to feel better. I just thought I would share that experience with others. This Friday is my followup appointment and I'm wondering if that episode is going to show up on the pacemaker report.

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