Loud TV Commercials Are Going Away

The days of loud TV commercials are numbered. As I wrote about the subject more than once, it's annoying and at times a real pain in the butt. But we won't have to worry about it any longer.

On Wednesday President Obama signed one of the most important pieces of legislation he'll ever sign. It outlaws the practice of jacking up the volume during commercials.

The law signed by Obama on Wednesday requires the Federal Communications Commission to adopt industry standards coordinating ad decibel levels to those of the regular program within one year.

The new regulations go into effect a year after that . They apply to all broadcast providers, including cable and satellite.

The days of constantly having to adjust or mute the volume during commercials will soon come to a long overdue end.