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Ear Ringing Omens: What does Ringing in Your Ear Mean?

If you have ever experienced ear ringing, you may have heard something like “ that means someone is talking about you ”.

Although many people who say that do not actually believe it, how come this saying has become so popular? Where did it actually came from?

Ear Ringing Spiritual Meaning and its Omens

Truth is, there are many superstitions, beliefs and omens related to ear ringing. Some of them date back to ancient times and the fact that they have survived the test of time might be an actual indicator of a spiritual nature behind this event.

In the following paragraphs, we will explore all the old wives tales, myths, omens and beliefs featuring ear ringing.

Omen 1: Someone is talking about you

The belief that when your ear is ringing or burning, means that someone is talking about you, is so widespread. I bet you already heard it.

This urban legend usually goes even further to specify that someone is speaking well of you, if the sensation is in your right ear and speaking ill of you, if it is located in the left ear.

ear ringing superstition

The first found document attesting this fact is the “Natural History ” encyclopedia, written in 77AD by Pliny the Elder, a Roman author. In the times of the Roman Empire, body symptoms were sometimes considered omens and they were to take very seriously if they happened to notorious people.

The distinction between good or ill, whether the ringing comes from the right or left ear, respectively, has been attributed to the different functions of the cerebral hemispheres. Right Brain is related to the unifying and holistic approach to existence, while Left Brain is related to the fragmenting and separatist approach.

Within this superstition, some also believe that gently biting your tongue will neutralize the negativity you are receiving, if you are experiencing the noise in your left ear.

Omen 2: It is a Sign of your Spiritual awakening

Some spiritual experts and energy intuitives agree that hearing high-pitched noises can be a symptom or an omen of spiritual awakening.

Within the spiritual awakening process, as you raise your own personal frequency, you gradually begin to tune into vibrations coming from higher realms. These subtler vibrations are new for you and cause the energy centers or chakras in your physical and ethereal bodies to adjust. This adjustment may manifest in your physical body as a humming or ringing noise in your ears.

what does ringing in the ears mean spiritually

The third eye chakra or Ajna is the energy center considered to be in adjustment when this symptom appears, as it rules over the senses and perception of reality.

In this case, the practice of mindfulness can be very beneficial for balancing the new energy flow. Keeping yourself grounded in the present will help you get rid of the old patterns so you can flow easily with the new vibrations.

Omen 3: It is the Message from guides and other entities

Ear ringing or humming is also considered by some as a sign from spiritual guides or other entities. According to them, it is a sporadic message or a symptom that you are developing clairaudience.

ear ringing spiritual meaning

Clairaudience is the psychic ability to receive messages from non-physical beings through your sense of hearing. Of course, the vibrations are different from the ones you experience in physical reality, so it takes practice to fully understand the message that is being transmitted to you. If this resonates with you, the next time you experience ear ringing, try to focus on the sensation and observe your body and thought reactions around it. Do not try to interpret or make associations using logic, just hold space for whatever comes up.

Keep in mind that the transmission may take place in higher realms of consciousness, so it could be perceived not as a voice, but rather like an inner knowing. In this case, the ear ringing or humming would be merely a warning sign for you to take some time to be still and open to receive the message.

Omen 4: It is a hearing from your Inner voice

Ear Ringing Omens

Some spiritual experts believe ear ringing to be a physical manifestation of the “noise” caused by your mind that interferes with the guidance of your intuition.

Much like the former paragraph, the recommendation would be to practice meditation and mindfulness in order to quiet the mind and be open to receive intuitive guidance, this is, to trust your gut.


Taking into account all these superstitions/omens, we can conclude generally speaking, that an ear ringing or humming can be seen as an opportunity to receive information. Whether it comes from another person, from a non-physical entity or from our own intuition, almost all the omens about ear ringing relate to some unknown information being transmitted.

So, take your time to breath, find stillness and connect with the present moment without judgment when it happens. Grow awareness around the situation, observe the thoughts and the emotions that may arise. How do you feel? Do you feel pulled towards a direction? What does the present moment have for you?

Practice meditation and mindfulness in order to receive the information or guidance that hides behind the noise. Maybe at least this is what is believed.

Isabel frances contributor

Isabel is a certified transpersonal astrologer who completed her Bachelor's degree at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She then joined in the transpersonal astrology course at Sermasyo school thus learning several deep concepts about energies, signs, planets and many more. She is currently an experienced astrology/spiritual writer who regularly writes about various spiritual topics under the pen name Fini. Isabel loves giving speeches and regularly shares astrology and spirituality articles on her blog

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