music in church

Hi everyone!! It's brokenheart! I just wanted to know if any of you ever felt any problems with speakers...see i go to church a lot and there is a lot of loud music and i dont really sit close to the speakers but last week i felt very weak when i was in church and the music seemed awefully loud that day. Anyway, my heart was pounding hard but it was slower than normal and all of a sudden i started feeling dizzy like i was almost going to pass out. does any one know if loud music can affect your pacemaker? thanks in advance and God bless.



by hooimom - 2007-05-15 05:05:09

I have never heard of the music being a problem but I have read about large speakers causing trouble. Maybe sit a little farther back from the speakers. I was wondering about the same thing in our contemporary service this Sunday when I was fairly close to the speakers. I don't know how close is too close and how large the speakers have to be to cause a problem so I am just going to move back a few rows.


No problems for me...

by auntiesamm - 2007-05-15 08:05:54

Hello Brokenheart - I have had my pacemaker for just a year. I attend THE mega-church in Orange County Ca and like to sit fairly close to the front. The music is very loud and I have never felt a thing other than the joy of the Lord! Just recently I was at a Gaither Concert and we were very close to the speakers which were blaring and again I had no problems. For peace-of-mind though you should ask your EP or cardiolgist. As you have read many times: we are all different in how our body responds. I think moving back a few rows until you speak to your physician is a good idea. When I sit really close I worry much more about the impact on my hearing! Take care and God bless.

speaker interference

by CathrynB - 2007-05-15 09:05:29

Hey Brokenheart, Yes, I've had one experience of feeling I was getting interfence from a sub-woofer in a home stereo set. I was sitting in a chair about 2 feet from it and felt really weird. I called the sub-woofer manufacturer, who said they had no idea about magnetic/speaker intereference, so called Medtronic to ask. They said I should be okay as long as I kept 6-12 inches away, but said if I felt any interference, to move away, and everything would be fine. Apparently EMF of this type doesn't re-set the pacemaker, just interferes with it while you're too close. So if you feel that way again, try moving further away from the speakers and see if that helps. Take care, Cathryn

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