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How Loud Is My Broadcast?

[feature] The topic of program loudness arouses strong passions in listeners and broadcasters alike. It is the subject of numerous complaints to television and radio organizations from listeners who get irritated when they are either deafened by an unreasonable rise in perceived level, or when they suddenly can’t hear the movie dialogue because they have turned the volume down during loud commercials. The problem, according to researchers, seems to be getting worse rather than better in the age of digital broadcasting, where conventions regarding peak levels seem to be treated somewhat casually and where recommendations concerning normal dialogue levels seem to be flaunted or ignored.

JAES Volume 52 Issue 6 pp. 662-669; June 2004
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