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Hello, 
It took a while until I calmed down enough to write in an objective style, I got so much shocked, when a way too loud ad interrupted me watching a video. The ads are generally too much louder than the original official good quality content. The advertisement's volume was so loud that I just got an ache in my ears, when I was watching youtube with earphones and an ad literally erupted. The video I was watching was a good quality official channel's good sound quality content (so it can be excluded that the video's sound was too soft, no it was not the case.) I think on the long term these loud ads damage hearing. In addition, when I watch something without earphones and I set a soft volume so, that the child in the other room can't hear the sound of it, the ads are so much louder, that the child can hear them in the other room. (Then what sense did it make to ban the ads from children's content??). Thanks, Balázs
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Youtube please limit the volume for ads. Many ads are unacceptably loud.
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I agree. The advertisements in many videos are far too loud. I just had one come up on a video I was watching that was seriously double the volume of the video. It hurt my ears. The advertisement also automatically turned on the closed captions after I had shut them off with the first ad that played before the video started. For a company that says they don't believe in doing anything evil, they sure don't seem to care about their viewers' safety and well-being. This has been a common complaint for years and google/youtube still hasn't actually done anything about it. Advertisements are still consistently louder than all of the videos.
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Valoczy,

"Ads way too loud"

Its the same with television ads. Its been that way since time immemorial.
It's never been 'fixed'' for tv viewers, so I don't expect it to be ever fixed for YouTube viewers ahum listeners.
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This is the same company that insists on making it so that all Android devices give an annoying warning and temporarily prevent you from raising the volume past a certain level with headphones until you've acknowledged said warning. EVERY TIME!! So turning up the volume on an Android with headphones is a multi step pain in the A$$. But when it comes time for Susan Wojcicki's precious advertisements they don't give a rip about your hearing. Or being JUST PLAIN RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL. I hope I've used enough CAPS in this post to make it loud enough and get the point across. Because these jackasses have been YELLING AT US FOR YEARS NOW with no regard for the viewer. So we've little regard for them at this point. Hear this now. WE'RE NEVER BUYING ANYTHING FROM YOUR RUDE, LOUD, AND DISRESPECTFUL ADVERTISING SCHEME YOUTUBE. WE'LL PURPOSEFULLY GO ELSEWHERE TO GIVE THE MONEY TO SOMEONE WHO TREATS US MUCH BETTER. YOU'RE TWO FACED APPROACH TO SAVING ONES HEARING IS A VERY TRANSPARENT JOKE.
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@MisterCanning Your argument doesn't work, because it doesn't say a good reason as to why the ads shouldn't have their volumes reduced. Just because no one ever did anything to fix it before doesn't mean we can't have this problem fixed now.
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Youtube kindly consider doing a favour to the community by not blowing away their ears with your ads. Consider children who watching youtube and the ads blast out their ears. This is 2020 already, kindness and human well being should be of utmost priority. If there is not human being, there is no youtube, right? Ads will be nothing when audience lost their ability to listen, right ? So please consider controlling the ads volume.
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Thinks for you
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A recent Monster Energy drink Ad is way too loud for no reason except making me jumped everytime it appears.
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I like to listen to podcasts when im doing dayly chores when i was vacuuming today i upt te volume of the video to high so i could hear it over the machine. Then i got an ad from samsung that was so loud that i got actualy startled dropping the hose and trying to pry my earpods from my ears in sheer panic because it was actualy hurting my ears badly. Afterwards it took me a few seconds to calm myself down i now have a ring in my ears im writing this to make sure that you actualy do something with this information. the ads that are presented are ofthen extremely loud compaired with the content where it is vieuwd, i dont mind ads however me getting startled over an ad that is extremely loud and recieving eardamage over it is somthing i do mind. 
I hope hearing from youtube soon because its not just annoying its actualy damaging.
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In North America, there was a law passed to make television ads the same volume as the regular TV programming volume.

YouTube Ad volume is so loud, even when the TV volume is set to minimum, the YouTube ad volume will be incredibly loud, like a factor of 10 times louder. 

Loud noises are a hazard to Health and safety. Those of you with politicians, please write to them and complain about the Google YouTube ad volume. 

This is truly ridiculous coming from a company that promised to do no harm.
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MisterCanning,
it wasn't fixed for tv but ppl stopped watching it, it will be the same for yt if they cannot understand it. Just a sec ago 7up with an impact of a starting jet hurt my ears and well xD I no longer have yt on my phone, where there's no adblock. It's just a matter of time
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The most important difference between YouTube and TV is that I'm watching YouTube with headphones. All the energy is sent directly to my ears. YouTube should be worried about lawsuits for deafening their viewers (the ads are physically painful for me).
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@MisterCanning
In most European countries it is not the issue on TV as TV ads are regulated, like they should be in every civilised country. Problem with YouTube ads is there's no governing body or laws in Radio-Television for VoD services and reporting ads to authorities is neigh impossible
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I had an same problem while watching TV. Ads are like 2x the volume as normal content. I think this is the way how to loose customers and i make sure i dont buy anything advertised this way. But that is besides the point. I found a little walkatound that can help you . Many smart TVs have function which is called "Volume normalisation" which levels out audio volume on all channels you are watching (or ads on channel). I have found this works on youtube as well. I have LG TV so i can write how to turn it on there : Press settings button, go all the way down and choose Advanced . Then go to settings of sound and turn on option called "Automatic Sound" and ENJOY !  Anyway its shame we have to come up with thoose solutions. Get your stuff together google...
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Glad to know I am not the only one seeing it as an issue,
the law in UK forbids TV channels to play ads at the volume higher then the programm
but it is a free ride on the internet???
Hopefully not too long....
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