macOS monterey Microphone Privacy

Some Mac people could care less about maintaining privacy in their workflow. Then again, some people are totally paranoid about maintaining strict privacy across their work experience. I think there is some type of middle ground that lets us get work down, but maintains decent privacy. One privacy consideration in all this is the Mac Microphone. Can people evesdrop on you through the Microphone? Can they hear what you are saying over the Microphone? One way to maintain some sort of privacy on your Mac is to restrict which Apps can access the Mircrophone in the first place. This article describes how to turn Microphone access to specific Mac Apps.