If It’s Too Loud … A TV Commercial Is On?


You’re watching your favorite television show, dozing off on the living room couch, when all of a sudden you’re jolted awake. The volume, which was just fine, has suddenly shot up. There’s a commercial now airing, and it’s so loud your shaking and more than a little stirred.

This was supposed to cease 11 years ago. It evidently hasn’t. Now, a key Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee wants the FCC to investigate a rise in loudness complaints.

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