Bill could do away with loud TV ads

September 30, 2010 4:21:47 PM PDT
Tired of loud TV commercials? You're not alone.

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill late Wednesday night that would require TV stations and cable companies to air commercials at the same volume as programs. The House has passed a similar bill.

Congress must iron out minor differences in the two versions before it can become law.

The FCC has received complaints about loud commercials since the 1950s has not been regulating the volume.