February 7, 2014 4:50 PM

Spevak: Deafening commercials tarnish TV enjoyment

At least one excessively loud commercial blasts into every show I’m watching. For example, I may have just listened to a news report on the economy, and I’m still pondering the effects of employment gains or stock market losses when WHAM, I hear a sound effect or a voice that yells at me to buy a new car, cellphone or insurance policy.

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