@battlebattle Oh my sweet lord, that fixed it. I was dubious because after driver booster analyzed my drivers, none of the outddated ones seemed to pertain to audio but I just booted up the Evil Within 2 and started a new game and for the first time everything synched perfectly. I cannot believe my eyes (and ears.) I actually finished this game begrudgingly with the out of synch audio and it completely killed the experience. I'm going to have to replay it now the way it was meant to be played.
Honestly, thank you to everyone who assisted me. I am mostly a (voracious) lurker on EZA but when this problem arose, there was only one place I thought I would actually find genuine assistance and you all did not disappoint. I am exceedingly grateful to everyone. Love and respect.