OW + OW2 Beta, Voice chat microphone gain too high

The issue still persists in OW and OW2 beta.
The in-game voicechat has been bugged since the December 16, 2021 patch notes. Basically, almost everyone’s microphone seems to “peak” - producing a very sharp, crackling kind of sound, even when they are not speaking loud at all. This is the case for almost my entire friend group who have not changed their settings.
To me it is not possible to use the OW comms anymore because the sound is so painful to my ears.

I’m worried because the patch notes say in both the notes and the sticky in this forum that the changes to the voice comms have been temporarily disabled. However, the voice comm quality has not gone back to before the December 16 patch. I just want Blizzard to be aware of this.