I like to watch TV when I go to bed. I catch the 9:00 news, maybe some Real Housewives, and if I can stay awake long enough, maybe some Tonight Show. In the winter, it's not a problem for me to hear the TV. I do have Tinnitus, though, and when it's bad, I do have to turn the volume up a smidge.
In the summer, I like to keep the windows open as much as I can, especially at night. I prefer fresh air to the air conditioning when it's not super humid and temps are below 90. I keep a fan in the window to bring in the overnight cool air, and it feels so good to sleep in a room that's got that little bit of summer night chill.
There are so many sounds of summer that I look forward to every year, like lawn mowers, cicadas, sprinklers, and kids outside playing. Sometimes, though, when you put them all together, it's really LOUD!