Loud honk on the other end of call when I turn on speakerphone

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    I have an iphone SE (old version) that works perfectly except it makes a loud sound I can't hear, but the caller on the other end can. It makes the sound when I switch my phone to speakerphone each and every time, but also after several minutes on the phone with someone, and I haven't been able to figure out the stimulus for those occurrences.

    The sound reminds me of a short honk of a car horn or a buzzer, and is about 1/2 second in duration. Does the SE not like the latest iOS update, or is this a hardware issue. My friends complain it is REALLY LOUD if they are holding the phone up to their ear!!
     
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    You don’t have any geese nearby by any chance? :) Seriously, have you tried switching on speakerphone when you know you are in a quiet place. Background noise can get amplified.
     
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    I have tried switching to speakerphone in a very quiet room, no difference.

    The weird thing is I don't hear a thing on my end, just whomever I'm talking to.

    It doesn't sound like acoustic feedback (when I've called my wife's phone so I could hear what people were hearing and complaining about}.

    The sound has an abrupt start and ends equally abruptly. Sounds like it is full amplitude for the sound channel. Really loud.

    Anyone else ever experienced this?
     
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    Just wondering - could updating to iOS 13.6 have caused this?
     
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    Turns out it was hardware - the audio chip in the phone was dying. In case anyone finds this thread with a similar symptom.
     
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