Auto-muting new YouTube tab

Description of the issue:
Each time I open a new YouTube tab it is muted by default. I have to click the sound icon on the tab itself to unmute.

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Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Expected result:
Turn off setting for auto-mute new tab.

Reproduces how often:
Every time I open a new tab for YouTube. Also happens when I launch a new Brave window altogether, go to YT, click a video, and its muted by default. For clarity, the audio on YouTube is playing but Brave mutes the tab.

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Windows 10 Home - Brave V1.32.106

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