I have found it common on the DC25, it is the filter in the ball. The test is to take the filter out and see if the noise goes. There is nylon mesh stuck to each side of the filter but often this is not fixed tightly and vibrates as suction reduces. Try using a couple of thin lines of contact adhesive in both directions to fix it to the inner filter.
The problem seems to occur most when filters are not washed out regularly and the motor is having to overwork.