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Tytonic
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Bose QC35 Noise Cancelling makes me horribly sick?

After purchasing the Bose QC35 Noise Cancelling headphones, I very quickly stumbled across a discovery... They make me violeltly sick after only 10 minutes of use.

 

Allow me to elaborate- With or without music, after a only 10 minutes of wearing these headphones, I was confined to my bathroom violeltly throwing up for nearly an hour. I have tested a few things with these headphones in order to determine the cause. First, this only happened whilst the headphones were turned on, meaning it is not a physical problem with the headphones. Second, the enviornment I was in had no effect. And third, this was not a one time thing. Over the course of a week, I tested this 5 times. Everyday I felt perfectly fine until I put these headphones on. I must say, being sick eat day was awful, but I wanted to find the cause. I tested the Bose Soundlink 2 wireless headphones and had no such problem.

 

I have come to the conclusion that the Active Noise Cancelling is the cause of this sickness. As to why... Well, I can't say for certain. But I can speculate.

I am aware that the human brain uses the ears in order to determine your bodie's orientation relative to gravity. To the best of my understanding, the hair folocles inside of the ear are used to do this. They use microscopic, gravity sensitive crystals within these hairs to do so- the crystals rub up agaisnt nerve endings, which in turn tells the brain how you are oriented. Now, I believe that NC emits its own sound waves, ones that humans cannot hear, which vibrate the hairs in irregular ways, different from normal sounds, and confuses your brain. In short, it causes extreme vertigo.

 

Now please do not quote my theory or science- I do not claim to know these facts for certain, and there are a few holes in this. One, I have never gotten vertigo from anything whatsoever. And two, I did not feel any dizziness whatsoever with these headphones- they only gave me a headache and nausuea. So clearly, my theory may be wrong. I am not sure.

 

I have since returned the headphones and purchased the Soundlink 2 wireless headphones instead, which are more or less the same, just without the NC. I have encountered no issues whatsoever with these, and I absolutely love them.

 

Please, if anybody else ahs any theories of your own, or if anybody else has had a similar issue, please respond. I would very much like to get to the bottom of this, and find the cause.

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GhillieK9
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Re: Bose QC35 Noise Cancelling makes me horribly sick?

Same thing happened to me....I read about it a bit and this is common to a very small percentage of people...I think around 5%....didnt read about the science behind it but that was good enough for me. Had to swap mine out. I now use some sound isolating....they block out the noise enough and no sickness.