Get a pair of really good ear plugs. Like the ones you get in the better airlines. Or, if you'd like something fancier, you can do as TR does.
Insert them aurally* till they're as soundproof as you can get.
Move to a quiet place.
Close your eyes and listen to your breathing till your heartbeats start to really start pounding one funky beat.
With one hand over your heart - Jump.
* I don't care if it's in the wrong context.
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