Hi to all members. I have just received my PS. I have a 88 key Yamaha portable grand DGX640 which 240 supplied, combintation piano/organ and has a capacity to play many other instrument sounds. My question is   Does any one know if there are head phones that are safe to use? 




by Persephone - 2021-01-20 16:26:11

Hi Tiger73 - It's my understanding that generally keeping a distance of 6 inches b/w your PM and any headphones is considered a very safe practice -  and maintaining that distance is not difficult if the phones are on your ears :).  It sounds like you have an awesome keyboard - I hope you keep playing and enjoying it!


by djg2020 - 2021-01-20 16:38:43

Hi Tigers73... I got my PM Last December and I play a Yamaha P125 digital piano with audio-technica headphones almost everyday. I haven’t had any problems but each time I make sure the headphones cable ran down over my right shoulder as my PM is on my left. I have also used Sony headphones as well. 


by AgentX86 - 2021-01-20 17:26:05

If your implant was less than four weeks ago, make sure the headphones weigh less than 5kg!

Oh, and don't sleep on them.

more on headphones

by Persephone - 2021-01-20 18:06:57

Right, djg2020, having the audio cable away from your PM area may be more comfortable so it doesn't rub on your implant site, but the cable itself should not present any kind of problem with the PM.  I believe the issue of concern (if any) is magnets within the headphones.  Bluetooth connections in wireless headphones could potentially also be an issue, but wired headphones provide better sound and reliability, as far as I'm concerned.

Magnetic field app

by quikjraw - 2021-01-21 07:07:17

I think the advice above is sound. 

I would add that if you have a smartphone you can download free magnetic field apps that tap into the field detector inside your phone. You can then see quite clearly that as soon as you move your phone away from the headphones by 6 inches or more the field strength drops massively. My pacemaker (medtronic) has a limit of 10 Gauss. 

Headphones and speakers can exceed 10 Gauss from my checks but only when the phone is literally on top of them.

IMPORTANT - don't put the phone near your pacemaker to check this though as it also emits a magnetic field.




by tigers73 - 2021-01-22 12:04:14

Thank you to all the members that responded to my headphone problem!! The info gives me confidence that I can still play my music machine. Thank you again for all your help

tigers 73

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