Ear relief: Congress acts to stifle loud TV ads

FILE - In this April 20, 2010 file photo, Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 gave final congressional approval to a bill sponsored by Eshoo that would prevent advertisers from abruptly raising the volume to catch the attention of viewers wandering off when regular programming is interrupted. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

FILE - In this April 20, 2010 file photo, Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 gave final congressional approval to a bill sponsored by Eshoo that would prevent advertisers from abruptly raising the volume to catch the attention of viewers wandering off when regular programming is interrupted. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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