Audacity not recognizing my Microphone plugged into USB

My Mac is recognizing my USB Microphone, but when I open Audacity (downloaded today 7 22 21) it does not list it as one of my options.
I have already followed steps listed in this forum for similar problems, but still no solution.

Which steps did you follow?

Quit Audacity. Go to Apple (menu) > System Preferences > Sound > Input. Is the USB microphone listed there? If you speak into it, does the input level meter bounce?

Now start Audacity. Is the USB microphone listed as a recording device?

– Bill

Also, check that you have permission to use the microphone:

And post back which steps worked. We use that info to help others.