Hey all. I was recording a voice acting (supposed to scream like I was stabbed to death and things) for our company's audio technician. So he tried to show me how it is done, kind of what painful death scream I should go for etc. Suddenly he started to shout really loudly (he played some clip for his computer first so I didn't think he'd start doing it too) and I was terrified. I got my hands almost to my face until he saw my reaction and apologized. I tried to explain my maybe weird behavior and told him I had T, turns up (or not really since he works with music) that he also have T. He told me that I could scream as loud as I wanted since the room is absorbing so the noise is not as loud (?), so I didn't need to worry about his ears. Questions: 1) How does a sound absorbing room work like? This room was rather small, maybe 8-10 kvm (not sure how much that is in American standards). Does the room stop the sound from bouncing back only or is it that the decibels in there are lower (is it lower before it reaches my ear or do I still hear the "real" db first?") 2) At what decibel is an average male shout? He lasted around 2-4 seconds of real shouting in a tiny space. I googled and it said around 88 for an average shout by humans but yeah, still like a second opinion 3) Should I be worried about any damage? Got caught in a loop of idiotic thoughts again, I can't feel calm until I really do some research and get advice from here. I tried to use logic and BTS but still, it'd be nice to know for future references so I don't need to be all jumpy like this again. Thanks!