No output or input devices found

Hello everyone, I have thoroughly searched the interwebs for a solution to my problem by alas I need extra assistance. I just updated Manjaro to kernel and since then the speaker icon is on Mute and the audio settings say that No output or input devices are found.

$ pactl list sources
Source #0
        State: SUSPENDED
        Name: auto_null.monitor
        Description: Monitor of Dummy Output
        Driver: module-null-sink.c
        Sample Specification: s16le 2ch 44100Hz
        Channel Map: front-left,front-right
        Owner Module: 16
        Mute: no
        Volume: front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB,   front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
                balance 0.00
        Base Volume: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
        Monitor of Sink: auto_null
        Latency: 0 usec, configured 0 usec
                device.description = "Monitor of Dummy Output"
                device.class = "monitor"
                device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"

$ inxi -Fxxxx       
System:    Host: yassir-hpx2 Kernel: 5.12.2-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Detachable System: HP product: HP x2 Detachable 10-p0XX v: N/A serial: <superuser/root required> 
           Chassis: type: 32 serial: <superuser/root required> 
           Mobo: HP model: 827C v: 93.23 serial: <superuser/root required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: F.35 
           date: 06/03/2020 
Battery:   ID-1: BATC charge: 11.7 Wh condition: 19.2/32.6 Wh (59%) volts: 8.6/7.7 model: Intel SR 1 SR Real Battery 
           type: Li-ion serial: 123456789 status: Charging 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Atom x5-Z8350 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Airmont rev: 4 L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 bogomips: 11524 
           Speed: 480 MHz min/max: 480/1920 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 480 2: 602 3: 480 4: 480 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Integrated Graphics 
           vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:22b0 
           Device-2: Cheng Uei Precision Industry (Foxlink) HP TrueVision HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-4.2:5 
           chip ID: 05c8:03a3 serial: 200901010001 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting,vesa 
           alternate: fbdev resolution: 1280x800~60Hz s-dpi: 96 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (CHV) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.3 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series Imaging Unit driver: N/A 
           bus ID: 00:03.0 chip ID: 8086:22b8 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.12.2-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: f000 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 8086:3165 
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: 00:16:eb:4a:ef:e8 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1020.63 GiB used: 514.92 GiB (50.5%) 
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 vendor: Samsung model: BJNB4R size: 29.12 GiB serial: 0xcdc2f056 rev: 0x8 scheme: GPT 
           ID-2: /dev/mmcblk1 model: SDU1 size: 60.00 GiB serial: 0x14a11735 scheme: MBR 
           ID-3: /dev/sda type: USB vendor: Seagate model: BUP Slim RD size: 931.51 GiB serial: NA9T5YVL rev: 0108 
           scheme: MBR 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 28.24 GiB used: 24.14 GiB (85.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p2 
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 5.00 GiB used: 464.2 MiB (9.1%) priority: -2 file: /swapfile 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 63.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 227 Uptime: 29m Memory: 1.84 GiB used: 1.11 GiB (60.5%) Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: 
           gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: 1338 pacman: 1329 snap: 9 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: yakuake inxi: 3.1.08

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System data is shows that the audio device has failed to find an audio driver – driver: N/A

I suggest you try using an earlier kernel, v5.10 or v5.11
And post response to this command to show if an audio driver is loaded, and also which sound servers are active

inxi -Aa