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Ear relief: Congress acts to stifle loud TV ads - Business - U.S. business - msnbc.com


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WASHINGTON ó Here's a message TV viewers may not want to mute: The days of getting blasted out of one's easy chair by blaring TV commercials may soon be over.

The House on Thursday passed a bill that would prevent advertisers from abruptly raising the volume to catch the attention of viewers wandering off when regular programming is interrupted.

The bill's House sponsor, Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., said it was her own "earsplitting experiences" that got her involved, recalling how the ads "blew us out of the house" when she watched television, already set at a high volume, with her late parents.

But she said her office also has gotten many messages of support and that at home people come up to her in restaurants and supermarkets to ask how the bill is doing.

"We can protect people from needlessly loud noise spikes that can actually harm their hearing," she said.
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That bill has been around for a while.

Frankly, I'll be glad when commericals are the same volume as the programming.

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I seriously doubt that anyone's hearing is in jeopardy, but loud commercials certainly are irritating.

It would be nice if the stations addressed it voluntarily, but I don't have a problem if a bill is passed to make it happen.

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If they have nothing better to do than take up this crap.....go home....

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YAY... More Federal Tax Dollars pissed away!!!

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They were working on this a year ago....

AFP: US lawmakers vote to turn down TV ad volume

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WASHINGTON — With the annual year-end television advertising blitz in full swing, the US House of Representatives took aim Tuesday at viewer complaints about loud commercials.

By a voice vote, lawmakers approved the "Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM)" in a bid to require television advertisements be no louder than the programs during which they appear.

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Year and a half ago....they were working on this.....just how much time do these morons waste

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Ask the folks who have been blocking everything.


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Senate Votes To Turn Down Volume Of TV Ads

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The Senate unanimously passed a bill late Wednesday to require television stations and cable companies to keep commercials at the same volume as the programs they interrupt.

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