Default Input Device Keeps Switching to Monitor of Audio Card

I would say for the past month my default microphone keeps reverting to a monitor of my audio card. It does not display in the volume control(pauvcontrol) when I open the mixer, but it does when I press the icon in the task bar. If I switch the default mic to the one I usually set (which was permanent up until recently), it will revert back to the monitor instantly. I have been setting the microphone value explicitly in applications, but some do not allow you to do so which makes this issue quite a hassle.

I am using pipewire.