I have Ubuntu 12.04, and for some reason after a while, all of the audio starts to squeak and beep. This is a high pitch noise, and stops me from hearing the audio.

I simply close the program that is playing the audio and re-open it and the problem is fixed.

This is a major inconvenience, as I have a long playlist of music on Clementine, and I have to close and re-open it to listen to my music when the beeping starts.

Is there a way to fix this (I am fully up to date)? Are there audio drivers I need to download?

Thanks in advance.