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Loud music lung collapse warning

Loud music can do more than damage your hearing - it can also cause your lungs to collapse.
Experts writing in the Thorax detail four cases where loud music fans experienced the condition, known as a pneumothorax.

One man was driving when he experienced a pneumothorax, characterised by breathlessness and chest pain.

Doctors linked it to a 1,000 watt "bass box" fitted to his car to boost the power of his stereo.

A pneumothorax occurs when air gets into the space between the lung and the membrane that covers it when small breaks occur in the lung wall.

It is thought the intense pulses of low-frequency, high-energy sound causes the lung to rupture because air and tissue respond differently to sound.

We're flagging this up so that doctors can ask the right questions.
Dr John Harvey, Southmead Hospital

The usual risk factors for collapsed lungs are smoking, illness that has weakened the patient, chronic obstructive lung disease or use of drugs that depress alertness or consciousness, such as sedatives, barbiturates, tranquilizers, or alcohol.
In a minority of cases, the oxygen supply to the vital organs is seriously diminished and the patient's life can be put at risk.

A pneumothorax is treated by inserting a tube called a chest drain to allow air to escape from the chest cavity.

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In a second case detailed in Thorax, a 25-year-old smoker saw doctors after experiencing a sudden severe pain in the left side of this chest while standing next to a loud speaker in a club.

A third man, a 23-year-old non-smoker, experienced a collapsed lung while attending a pop concert, where he was standing quietly near to several large loud speakers.

In the final case outlined in the journal, a 23-year-old regular smoker had suffered pneumothorax on several occasions.

During a follow-up consultation, where doctors were talking to him about what could have led up to each incident, he revealed that on two of the four occasions, he had been attending a heavy metal concert when he became ill.

Dr John Harvey, of Southmead Hospital in Bristol, who wrote the Thorax report, with colleagues from Belgium, told BBC News Online: "I don't think we'll stop people going to clubs, but we may be able to advise them not to stand next to loud speakers or put a bass box into their car."

Dr Harvey added: "A typical district hospital might see about 50 patients a year in casualty.

"We can't estimate how common loud music is as a cause, but it is probably quite significant.

"The condition is three times commoner in men than in women, and a proportion of sufferers may have been clubbing or standing next to a bass box at a pop concert."

Dr Harvey added: "Both my Belgian colleagues and I have seen cases and the more we mention it, the more people say 'I had a case like that'.

"So we're flagging it up so that doctors can ask the right questions."
 

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samcarol
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lol its prbly SOME people... i mean... i metered my system at something like 145DBs, and i don't seem to have problems "breathing". THe rumor that your heart stops at 140 is bs :read: And hell, my system isn't even that loud. well its loud, but dying from listening to tupac? Guys that constantly db drag their cars, that shiz is LOUD. Hitting 150 in a dailly driver i would imagine would cause problems, but thats seems to be BS to me
 

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I ran 3 JL 10W6's powered by 800 + watts of Orion HCCA power and my lungs still work fine :imo

I have also been to around 50 live performances where the bass and music was much louder than anything i've expereienced in a car.

Also notice in the article most of those people with the bad lungs are smokers...surprise surprise :rolleyes: Better watch out James with that new system :pow:
 

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Wanna B Jack o all Trades
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yup yup
4-12 in the blazer once Im done and 1200-1500 watts , I hope I got a fine blond riding me doing 100+ and I can die really content
 

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Burning Rubber
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close to 3000 REAL watts RMS. In my last ride, it was hard to breathe.... I thought it was alot harder to swallow than breathe though... no way could you eat a cheeseburger and bump it at the same time.

 

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170 db at 1/2 hertz will stop a dogs heart, read that back in the nineties. I think it has to be loud, and also low, probably some sypathetic vibration or something, where your lung starts to vibrate at the same frequency, that would probably tear somethin up.
 

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no doubt that a certain frequency at a certain level could stop your heart, or cause it to beat erratically. but you dont see this happening to a lot of people. this is the only case i have ever heard of. i doubt the average system is enough to harm anything but your eardrums and your wallet
 

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A buddy of mine a fewww years back had 2-15, 2-12, 4-8, 2-mids. one day i called his house and his mom said he was in the hospital, I went to see him and he said he was having chest pains and could not take a breath ( thought I was going to Die) he had a tear in one of his lungs, the doc blamed it on smoking, I wonder about it now. he had to sell it after that to pay bills.
 
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