My built in microphone in MacBook Air 13″ (2017) keeps adjusting itself to the maximum volume each time I have video/audio enabled in Google Chrome (or any other browser except Safari). This happens in Skype (mic auto adjusting function is turned off) as well.

It is so annoying that I must disable microphone anytime something happens, or someone else is talking in my apartment. Because of this I cannot have meetings with my partners and work properly.

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    How are you verifying that it's "Adjusting itself to the max point"?
    – JMY1000
    Commented Feb 8, 2018 at 21:34

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If you haven’t already, try resetting the NVRAM and attempting to replicate the issue. Here’s an Apple support article on what an NVRAM resets does and how to do one.


If the issue continues, create a new user account and attempt to replicate the issue in that account. If the issue persists in a test user account than, I’d advise visiting an Apple Store for them to run audio diagnostics and determine if you are having a hardware issue or if your operating system needs to be reinstalled.The article below highlights creating another user.


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