Yes, I have the volume set at silent, visual alerts LED: On & tactile alerts Vibration: off.
Scotty turn off all notifications including level 1 if the torch is the same as the 9700 that is. Messages, BBM, etc. Leave only the phone notifier active. If that works then adjust your notification sounds from there.
Samsung Galaxy S4
Asus Nexus 7
I did that already in the silent section. Just got a text and heard it under silent. WTF!