I was so happy to find this page as I was searching for info on how to deal with loud background music on TV shows! I had my hearing checked by an audiologist at an ENT office last year, and my hearing is actually better than average for my age (60). The problem I have is the constant ringing. It's always there. I honestly can't remember a time when I didn't have it. I thought it was normal. I've also noticed that unless I have my TV volume up high, it's hard for me to hear the talking voices because the background music is loud and drowns it out. Does anybody else have this problem? How do you deal with it? I also have trouble hearing in loud restaurants because of the loud background noise. Nobody else seems to think it's that loud, but it drives me crazy!