I have Meniere's Disease and also suffer from severe hearing loss. However...booming bass noise actually makes something inside my ears 'vibrate'. We have a 'turbo sound boost' feature on our television and when the hubby turns that on I have to leave the room. He wonders the same thing...I'm half deaf so why does it bother me? I can't go to a movie theatre because of the bass. The louder the better must be their motto.