I feel the news is poison. The sound of it causes me a sensation of hurling. I’d rather go to the library and research current events and form my own opinions.
As far as the household noises, I agree. It’s seems as one beep tends to out beep another. It’s an attention grabber for appliances to motivate us to buy more or something.
One thing you forgot to mention is the door buzzer on a vehicle. Like, I’m not stupid, I know the door is open, I don’t need a continuous beeping sound to tell me.