Q: I hear a high-pitched screaming sound while making phone calls. Other persons have reported hearing a high-pitched screaming sound during the discussion when using my iPhone 5. I don't hear anything out of the ordinary (no noise)! What could be causing this sound?
A: There are several possibilities as to what might be causing you to hear a high-pitched screaming sound while on the phone. The first thing to note is that this does not indicate a problem with your phone; it may be something occurring in your environment - such as someone else on the other end of the line - that is causing this sound.
If you are hearing this sound only when calling others, then it is likely coming from outside your office or home. For example, if you are at a restaurant and hearing this sound, then there must be people eating near you who are using a smartphone that makes a similar sound. This would also be true if you are at a concert where many people have their smartphones held close to their ears - again, there would need to be multiple people doing this for it to be considered a problem for you.
If you are the only person in your environment who is hearing this sound, then there must be something else going on that we know nothing about.
OK, this appears to be the solution: The problem (screeching, distortion, high-pitched noise) appears to occur when I am the recipient of the call, and especially if the individual phoning me is an AT subscriber (I'm Verizon). The sound stops as soon as I end the call.
I have no idea why this would happen, but it's fixed itself after a few days so I don't worry about it.
If you hear pulsing static, high-pitched buzzing, or other weird background noises while on a phone conversation, this might be an indication that your phone is being tapped. If you hear odd sounds such as beeping, clicking, or static when you are not on a call, this is another indication that your phone has been tapped. These symptoms indicate that someone else is listening in on your conversations.
How do I know if my phone has been hacked? If you aren't sure if it has happened to you, there are several indicators that can help you identify whether or not your phone has been hacked. First of all, make sure that you only give out personal information such as your phone number to companies that you trust. This way, if your phone has been hacked, at least they will have some information to work with.
Another indicator that your phone may have been hacked is if you start to receive calls and texts from numbers that you don't recognize. If this happens, it's important to check your call log and text message history to see who these numbers belong to.
If you find that your phone has been hacked, the best thing to do is contact a company that provides security services so that they can help you remove any malicious software from your device. It is also important to be careful about what information you provide online, especially if you use public computers for work. Make sure that your device is using a secure connection and that your private data is protected by a password.
A high-pitched ringing or buzzing can be caused by exposure to an extremely loud noise or a blow to the ear, and it normally goes away within a few hours. A constant, high-pitched ringing in both ears might be caused by long-term noise exposure, age-related hearing loss, or drugs. The noise is usually associated with some kind of external sound, such as gravel on a road, but it can also come from inside the home.
Noise pollution occurs when sounds above 85 decibels (dB) are heard for more than eight hours per day. This type of noise can cause serious health problems for people who are exposed to it on a regular basis. Hearing damage is likely at these levels of exposure; other health issues may include headaches, insomnia, and anxiety. Exposure to noise below 85 dB can also be harmful if it lasts for several hours at a time. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends that individuals avoid exposure to noises exceeding 60 dB average sound pressure level (SPL) over an 8-hour period.
High-pitched noises can arise from many sources. An electric saw, for example, will often make a high-pitched whining or buzzing sound. This type of noise is dangerous because it can drive you out of any situation in which you might need to concentrate. An explosive blast such as that made by a firecracker or gun shot would also produce a high-pitched sound.
If you hear static, scratching, or popping, it might be due to a capacitive discharge, which occurs when two conductors are coupled, such as a wiretap on a phone line. A tapped phone line can be detected with a low-frequency sound-bandwidth sensor. This type of sensor uses microphones to detect vibration caused by incoming voice signals. These signals cause the electrodes of a capacitor to be charged/discharged, resulting in an electrical signal that can be processed like any other audio signal.
The static you hear is called "capture noise" and it is normal when using a tuned circuit. When you tap on a metal surface, you create intermittent contact with the microphone, causing it to spike up high into distortion mode. This is what is making the noise.
To fix this problem, first check that there are no phones connected to the same line. If they're still making noise, try moving the mic closer or further away from the speakerphone button. The closer it is, the higher its frequency response will be; so if you want a wider range of frequencies captured, move it away from the body of the phone.
Also, make sure your handset isn't placed on anything metallic (such as a radiator) because this would also cause capture noise.
Last but not least, try using the headset plug instead of the phone jack.
Software-related audio issues, such as distorted sound during phone conversations, are typically caused by software faults, such as a poor update, or, if not, improper audio or sound settings on the device. Others are simply activated by any type of sound disturbance. For example, if you have another app running audio in the background, it could be interfering with your voice chat.
To fix this problem, you'll need to identify what's causing it by checking with other users of the site or app whether others are experiencing the same issue. If not, then there's no use in reporting it because it won't be fixed. Otherwise, follow these steps:
First, check that your microphone isn't muted. On most phones, you can find this option in the Settings menu under Phone Options or Recording Controls. Make sure it's turned on.
If the problem still exists, try using a different phone or headset with testing tools like Skype Test Call. This way, you can make sure the issue isn't with your equipment and that the problem lies with the service itself.
If those attempts fail to resolve the issue, report it to Microsoft or Google through their respective support channels.