Home theaters

I've just been given...lucky me...a surround sound home theater system. My question is, are the magnets in theses high end speakers going to affect my pacemaker?

Mike Greensill


2 Comments

Are you a Speaker Hugger?

by ElectricFrank - 2009-09-30 10:09:35

Seriously, I about a week ago I carried a large speaker into the house from my Jeep. I never thought about it until I put it down and hadn't had any problems.

frank

spkrs ok but beware of Wii

by Vangie - 2010-03-26 11:03:21

About 3 months ago my son & I were in the Cardio office for checkup when he read a poster on the wall about Wii (electronic games) causing PM problems. Since then I had a hip replacement and went to a skilled nursing facility for concentrated physical therapy, ( I had been there 5 mos earlier when I had the other hip replaced, so knew what to expect). They use a Wii for various PT/OT situations and when I mentioned that poster, they knew nothing about any such warnings. They didn't just drop it, they went to the source and after much back and forth, the upshot is: Keep the hand held remote at least 9 (nine) inches from the pacemaker. The company does not provide that info on any of their packaging (that I've found so far) nor in their instructions/warning info inside the package. Even their website has no info, that I could find. Since Wii is being used by many as an exercise at home device I think this should be publicized - .

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