Filming a Scene in a Crowd with Lots of Clapping — Advice for Protecting My Hearing?

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    1. Bette1969
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      Bette1969 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Traveling a long way in Taxi with window open next to me.
      Hello,

      I am two weeks in with low level tinnitus.

      I am an actress and I have just seen I have to film a scene tomorrow with clapping. I will be in a group of people clapping over and over many many times as we film the take from many angles.

      This fills me with anxiety.

      I have foam earplugs. I also have the silicone earplugs that cover the outer ear. Which is best? Or both?

      I will ask to be put at the end of the group and not in the middle.

      What else can I do?
      Clapping is loud, isn't it?

      Any advice welcome.

      Best,

      B
       
    2. Petloy
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      Petloy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      Hi @Bette1969,

      In my opinion, foam plugs (32 dB NRR) is more than enough for clapping. How large is the crowd?

      Thanks,
      Peter
       
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      Bette1969
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      Bette1969 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Traveling a long way in Taxi with window open next to me.
      Thank you, Peter.

      I spoke to a friend last night and he said the same.
      I’ve watched a video on how to insert them and they are in now.

      70 people in the crowd in a largish hall type theatre.
       
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