I've had my iPhone 11 for about 2 weeks now. I'm experiencing a very frustrating issue with VoiceOver where the speech will be extremely quiet for a few seconds or more before suddenly returning to normal volume. This especially happens when there has been no activity on the device for a short while. Also, sometimes the beginning part of the speech will be cut off. For instance, instead of saying "Downloads", VO will say "...ownloads". Or instead of "Skype", it will say "...kype". I did some digging in Sounds & Haptics, but couldn't seem to find anything relevant to my issue. I also tried disabling audio ducking in VoiceOver, but to no avail.
The device originally came with iOS 13.6, on which I experienced the exact same problem. Upgrading to iOS 14.0.1 clearly didn't resolve it either. I had no such problems with my iPhone 5s, and no blind or low vision friends of mine seem to have had this problem before, which leads me to believe this is a device specific thing.
Is anyone else experiencing this issue, or has anyone experienced it before? If so, how did you go about resolving it?