Ringing In Your Ears? The Strange Spiritual Meaning Explained

by Alan Young

If your ears are ringing, there might be a spiritual reason. A ringing sound has often been associated with higher spiritual realms and otherworldly beings, and for a reason!

Angels and spirits will often communicate with us in this way.

A ringing sound reflects a higher level of spirituality and often means that you are developing your skills. 

In this article, we will look at the spiritual meaning of ringing of ears, if there is a difference between your left ear ringing and your right ear ringing, and what you can learn from it!

Before we begin, however, it is important that you know that ringing ears might not be spiritual, but might have a medical reason.

If you have recently developed ringing in your ears, we recommend that you go see a doctor and get them checked first!

According to WebMD, tinnitus can be caused by a lot of different things, and there may be a health issue that is causing the ringing in your ears. 

If there are no medical issues, then you should look into the spiritual meaning of ringing of ears. This will help you understand the phenomena more. 

So, what is the spiritual meaning of ringing in the ears?

The spiritual meaning of ringing in your ears is often seen as a sign from your angels or spirit guides and reflects a shift in your vibrational states. Ringing in the ears is often because you are developing your psychic and spiritual abilities, accessing higher realms of existence. 

If your ears are ringing and there are no health reasons as to why, read on for a deeper look at the spiritual reasons of this phenomenon!

The Spiritual Meanings Of Both Ears Ringing

woman experience the spiritual reason for ears ringing

A lot of us experience the phenomena of ear ringing but often will not realize that there is a spiritual meaning.

Sometimes it will come and go, and your might even second guess your experience! 

It will often happen during meditation but can happen throughout the day and people might also experience it at night. 

Read on to discover the spiritual meaning of ringing in the ears. 

1. Clairaudience 

You probably have heard of clairvoyance before, which is the ability to see and feel spirits. But did you know that there is such a thing called clairaudience?

Clairaudience is the psychic ability to receive information from higher realms in the form of noise and hearing.

People with clairaudience will often hear messages from angels and spirits. They will often have a huge connection with music and might even have a music-orientated career. 

Another common sign of clairaudience is having a ringing in the ears. A ringing or a high-pitched sign that comes and goes quickly is a sign of clairaudience abilities. 

If you are experiencing ringing in the ears and relate to the other signs of clairaudience, you might possess this psychic ability!

If you do, you will be able to develop your skills by mediation. You may learn wonderful things about the universe this way!

2. Connection With Angels

Connection with angels is a spiritual meaning for ears ringing

A spiritual meaning of ringing of ears that is pretty common is that is because you are connecting with your angels or spirit guides. 

A ringing in the ears reflects a higher frequency level coming through, and this may be because your angels are attempting to contact you.

If you experience short, loud, and high-pitched ringing in your ears, this is often your angels telling you to pay attention! 

If you think your angels are trying to connect with you, look out for numbers. If they are wanting to send you a message, they will put specific numbers in the physical world for you to see and notice.

If you are seeing a certain number over and over again, your angels are trying to tell you something! 

We have guides for a load of different numbers and what they mean in numerology. Using these guides can help you understand what your angels are trying to tell you! 

3. Good Fortune is Coming Your Way

If you are experiencing a high-pitched ringing sound in your left ear, this is a sign that you are going through a growth period in your life and that good fortune is coming your way. 

A high-pitched, quick ringing in the left ear often will sound like a celebration, and it is!

There are strong, positive vibrations coming your way, and everything that you have been working towards will manifest. 

Positive change is coming, and be proud of yourself and who you are!

The universe wants you to know that you are on the right track, and to never forget to celebrate yourself and give yourself the love that you deserve. 

4. A Psychic Attack 

woman ears ringing is a sign of psychic attack

If you are hearing a low-frequency ringing in your right ear, the spirits are trying to warn you that there may be a psychic attack being directed to you. 

A psychic attack means that somebody is thinking bad things about you and are sending negative energy your way. This may be in the form of black magick.

If you are a witch, you may find other witches attempting to stop your powers. This is jealousy!

If you are suffering from this ringing, think about anybody that might be annoyed at you, and try and connect with them.

Life is too short to hold grudges and spreading positive energy to those that might not like you can only do good. 

But, don’t get too hung up on a person sending you a psychic attack. They might just be a negative person.

Learn how to move on from it by using cleansing tools and spiritual development. 

5. Negative Energy in Physical World 

Similar to hearing a low-pitched ringing in your right ear, hearing it in your left ear also serves as a warning.

However, it is not about a psychic attack or higher negative energy, it is about the negative energy that might be around you in the physical world right now. 

A low-pitched ringing suggests that there is an imbalance in the energy around you, be it your home or your workspace. 

This may be caused by the people around you, or be caused by material objects. 

Clutter can often cause negative energy in your physical space and therefore cause a low-pitched ringing in your left ear.

Decluttering will relieve some of this stress, creating positive energy in the physical world. 

6. A Shift in Vibrational States and Perceiving Higher Vibrations

ear ringing sign of higher Vibrations

A major spiritual meaning of ringing of ears if that it is your psyche perceiving higher vibrations and shifting to new spiritual realms. 

If you are experiencing a high-pitched ringing in your ears when you are meditating, this is most likely your psychic abilities and connection with the spiritual realms developing and growing. 

You are receiving knowledge and information about higher etheric realms and connecting with the universe on a whole new level. 

It is also caused by your chakras being connected and opening up. Opening up your chakras and keeping them balanced means that you have a stronger connection to the spiritual world. 

If you are experiencing a high-pitched ringing in your ears you also feel pressure on your third eye.

Your third eye is the gateway between your mind and the spiritual world, and as you are connecting to these higher realms, your third eye will start awakening.  

Embrace this journey and all the amazing things that you will experience when connecting to new planes of existence.

7. Electronic Interference

Sometimes we will get ringing in our ears because of a sensitivity to electronic interference.

If you experience ringing in your ears after using gadgets or looking at screens, electronic interference may be the cause. 

If you think that this is why you are hearing a ringing sound in your ears, try and reduce your contact with electronics.

Make sure you give yourself enough time to sit quietly and meditate, away from devices.

Spending time in nature can also be a great way to relieve some of the stress from electronic interference. 

Of course, we cannot avoid electronics completely, but thankfully there are so many great crystals for protection against electronic interference.

I recommend the black agate crystal or fluorite. These crystals cleanse the space you are in and provides protection for interfering energies. 

Is There a Difference in Meaning For Ringing In Left or Right Ear?

left or right ear ringing spiritual meaning

If you are experiencing ringing in a specific ear, you might wonder if there are spiritual reasons why you can only hear it in one ear. 

Traditionally, ringing in the left ear reflects messages about the physical world around you and within. Ringing in the right ear, however, usually reflects higher spiritual messages. 

When working out the messages you are receiving from the ringing in your ears, it is important to consider the pitch and tone of the ringing.

Ringing In Left Ear Meaning

Are you having ringing in the left ear only? This will typically reflect inner powers and your connection with the physical world. It may be about the people around you and their impact on your life. 

So, what are the key reasons for having ringing in the left ear?

Change Coming Your Way

A common cause of ringing in the left ear is because you are about to go through a transformational change in your life.

This may be a positive or negative change, but it will definitely have a huge effect on your life. 

Instead of ignoring it, you must embrace the change that is coming your way.

Whatever happens in your life, it is happening for a reason. Now is the time to learn and grow, moving forward on your spiritual path. 

You Need To Work on Communication

You may get ringing in the left ear if you are finding it hard to communicate with the people around you.

You may have things that you want to say to those in your life, but are unable to truly form the words to express how you feel. 

Who is it that you need to speak to, and what do you want to say to them?

Write down your thoughts and feelings first, as this will help you understand how to say the things you wish to say.

Internal Energies are Shifting 

A common reason for ringing in the left ear is if your internal energies are shifting.

This will typically happen if you are going through a spiritual awakening and are becoming more in tune with your personal powers and energy. 

You are going through a transformational process right now, becoming more aware of your place in the universe and your relationship with your soul. 

You are on the right path, moving forward with your journey in life.

You Are In Need to Reevaluate Certain Aspects of Your Life 

One reason for ringing in the left ear is if you are not on your true path in life, and you need to address certain things in order to move forward. 

Only you will know what this is referring to.

Have a think about your career, relationships, and goals.

Are you truly happy and fulfilled where you are right now, or are there deeper needs that are not being acknowledged and explored?

Different Pitches in The Left Ear and Their Meanings

It is not just in which ear the ringing is taking place that explains the true messages of what your soul or the universe is trying to tell you.

If you are experiencing ringing in your left ear, have a think about the pitch and type of the ringing. 

Here are the general meanings of ringing sounds in the left ear.

Ringing Sound Meaning 
High PitchedGood fortune is coming your way, and you are going through a transformational process in life right now. 
Low Pitched There is negative energy in your space right now. 
BuzzingYou are going through huge changes at the moment, and becoming more aware of who you are in the universe. 
Sudden and LoudThis is normally a warning from your inner self about certain aspects of your life. Are you finding communication difficult? Are you not on your true path?

Ringing In Right Ear Meaning

Ringing in the right ear

Ringing in the right ear is actually more common than experiencing ringing in the left ear, and this is because this is a common way for our guardian angels and other spirit guides to communicate with us. 

Ringing in the right ear reveals to us messages from higher spiritual powers.

Whilst ringing in the left ear reflects internal messages, ringing in the right ear reflects external messages.

Your right ear is in tune with higher powers, and they will usually cause ringing in order to get our attention and provide us with guidance. 

So, what are some common reasons for experiencing ringing in the right ear?

Your Spirit Guides Are Trying To Communicate With You

The most common reason for ringing in the right ear is because your spirit guides are trying to communicate with you.

We all have spirit guides. Some, such as our guardian angels, are with us throughout our lives. 

Others, such as ascended masters, will only come to us when we are in need. 

If you are experiencing ringing in the right ear, it is time to consider your spirit guides and try to connect with them. You can do this through prayer and meditation. 

Consider how the ringing sounds and how it makes you feel when wanting to figure out the messages from your spirit guides. 

A Reminder To Carry on Moving Forward Spiritually 

You may be receiving a ringing in the right ear if you are lapsing with your spiritual journey.

It is pretty normal to be distracted by our lives, jobs, and relationships from time to time, and forget to practice spirituality!

However, your spiritual journey is so important. You may be experiencing a ringing in your right ear as a reminder from higher spiritual beings to practice your spirituality more. 

Passed Loved Ones Want To Connect With You

Because ringing in the right ear usually reveals a connection between your soul and higher spiritual beings, it can also be caused by a deceased loved one that wants you to know that they are okay. 

If you are grieving and hearing a ringing in your right ear, take comfort in the knowledge that the person you are missing is still with you somehow. 

You Are Going Through a Spiritual Awakening 

A common sign of a spiritual awakening is developing the ability to connect with higher spiritual powers and beings. 

You may be experiencing ringing in the right ear if you are going through a really important spiritual transformation, and your spirit guides are encouraging you on your journey. 

❤️ See also: 25 Amazing Signs & Symptoms Of A Spiritual Awakening

Different Pitches In The Right Ear and Their Meanings

To fully work out why you are experiencing ringing in your right ear, you should consider what sort of ringing sound it is. 

Here are the general meanings of different pitches and ringing in the right ear. 

Ringing SoundMeaning
High PitchedYou are going through a spiritual awakening and developing your psychic abilities. You are becoming connected with your spirit guides, allowing them to guide you in life. 
Low PitchedThere is a blockage in your spiritual development, and you need to work on staying centered and grounded in life.
BuzzingThere is a lot of spiritual energy brewing within you. You are beginning your journey, but are slowly opening up to higher realms of consciousness. 
Sudden and LoudYour spirit guides are wanting to get your attention. 

Kundalini Awakening And Ringing Ears

Kundalini refers to the energy of life. It is a forceful and feminine energy and sits at the bottom of your spine.

Kundalini activates and works with the chakras as it unravels along your spine, awaking you to new thoughts and ideas.  

A Kundalini awakening is an emotional time, with old habits and experiences reemerging in your life.

Energy and emotions that you have been hiding from come into play, and you wake up to your present, past, and future. 

This awakening can be traumatic, but it serves a purpose. You become deeply aware of the spiritual world and your place in the universe. 

There are also physical symptoms of a Kundalini awakening, and one is the ringing of your ears. This is the energy rushing through your body. 

If you are experiencing ringing in the ears, take a deeper look into Kundalini awakenings and if this might be happening to you! 

Third Eye Association Of Ringing In Your Ears 

Third eye and ringing in the ears

A high-pitched ringing in your right ear is strongly linked to the third eye opening and is a big spiritual meaning of ringing in your ears.

The third eye receives messages from other worlds and higher realms of existence.

It is the connection between you and the spiritual world. 

Many people live their lives with an unopened third eye, but some people find their third eye opening by itself!

It can also be opened by meditation and practice, but be aware of the risks of opening up your third eye

If you are experiencing a high-pitched ringing in your right ear, be open to your third eye and what it can teach you.

Ear Ringing Omen

A lot of people believe that a spiritual meaning of ringing in your ears is an omen for bad things. There are so many different superstitions and tales about ringing ears, you may be worried when your experience it yourself!

However, a ringing in the ear is not an omen for bad things. In fact, it is really just a reflection of the energy that is around you.

A ringing in the ears is never a sign that bad things will happen, but it might be a warning of the things already around you.

What Shall I Do Next Time I Hear Ringing in My Ears?

Firstly, you need to make sure there is no medical reason for the ringing in your ears. If there is not, then it is definitely spiritual. 

When you experience ringing in your ear, pay attention to the frequency of the ringing and which ear it is in. This will tell you what you need to know about the spiritual meaning of ringing of ears!

The ringing in your ears reflects the energy in the universe and often is a sign of spiritual development.

Perhaps now is the time to work on your spirituality, opening up your third eye. 

If the ringing is a warning of negative energy, pay attention to the people and places around you. Soon, you will work out what the problem is!

Thank you! I hope you enjoyed learning about the spiritual meanings of ringing in your ears.

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Ringing In Your Ears? The Strange Spiritual Meaning Explained


Ezs March 17, 2021 - 12:03 pm

When I meditate I hear a pulse or a knocking in my left ear. Does anyone know what this is. Also, when I meditate or sometimes in general I hear a high pitched ringing in my ears and also pressure on my temples. Does this mean anything?

Alan Young March 18, 2021 - 2:07 pm

I’ve been experiencing the same thing over this last month, a clicking, knocking on the left ear when in meditation. It’s happening more and more over the last few weeks. I wonder if anyone else has been experiencing it as well?

jennifer May 30, 2021 - 1:26 am

I am also experiencing the same as well. sometime is like I can hear a slight voice to it,

Kelly Dos Diaz July 17, 2021 - 4:03 am

I’ve also heard that the ringing in the ears is from spirit helping to upgrade our DNA. They’re helping download and integrate new and useful energies into our physical body, and that the ringing is a sign that they’re going just a bit too quickly in that moment. I also experience what feels like pressure dropping and then the high pitched ringing mostly in my left ear.

Andi January 25, 2022 - 1:19 am

I’ve had ringing in both ears for a couple years now. First it was off & on, either left or right and sometimes served me as a pendulum (L=no R=yes). Now it is pretty much constant and often both ears at once. Never had what I considered low-pitched ringing, so I assume this is high-pitched.
I had a psychic Reiki session last month and even though I never mentioned the ringing, I was told there were a lot of “downloads” happening. Too much and too fast for her to tell what it was, just lots of data and some “fractal geometry” – I think that’s what she called it.
Just 2 weeks ago I received Reiki attunements and after RI, my Teacher said “you already had it, my dear. But now you REALLY have it”. I trust, but the ego in me wants to know just what that ringing IS. Haha!

Reeya July 24, 2021 - 12:04 pm

Im definitely experiencing this with an occasional knocking in my right ear as we speak. It’s been going on for months. But thank you for pointing out differences from high to low / left right. That’s gonna help me figure out when to cleanse. Right now I just do it as I feel I need to but that will help determine timing.

Travis July 25, 2021 - 3:32 pm

This article was a really good read for me. After being a dropout in society for a couple years I’ve been slowly reintegrating myself back in and notice when I’m around certain people the pitch in my ear will go lower. If I’m in mid conversation with somebody and say something sarcastic I hear the pitch go lower

TranceDiva August 23, 2021 - 9:30 pm

I’ve had ringing in my left ear only a lot since my spiritual awakening. Then I usually have a lot of thoughts later to sieve through! I love when it happens because I then get a lot of energy and ideas. Be patient everyone. It’s all good things. It’s like, well, sound is vibrations, then it becomes a ‘feeling’. Don’t wait for words or a brick to hit you, lol. These sounds/frequencies do translate into thoughts. This stuff is ever so soft, like the ‘voice’. The spirit is always soft. Too easy to miss messages. When you ‘speak to yourself in thought’, most 1st reply thoughts are the ones to listen to. Oh, yeah, they have jokes, we play games. Seriously, right? The softest softest softest ever. I put earplugs in on the weekends so I can listen to the ringing. I have a big shh eating grin with happiness, knowing that I’m being spoken to. I’ve felt tingling in my scalp and then inside my body. I know that they were working away in there! Yeah, seems crazy but IDC, call me crazy, it’s so awesome. I feel like we go ‘on a date’. I come home, mad urge for a bike ride, Kundalini is up and running, tickling me, I giggle the entire time being silly like a child. Then I go home shower and meditate. I don’t think of these things, I am ‘willed’ to do it, I just go along. And now as I share this with you, I am getting that feeling of laughter in my chest and ears! My spirit is happy that I am sharing this.
There is sooooo much fun in store for you all! But always remember to keep your aura and chara charged to battle negative (meta & phys) that WILL be in your path. Believe it or not, there’s a ton of drama in the spirit world, too. When you learn something, go to blogs, read, share, help – free! Too much paying for crap that you already know. Be picky about what you pay to learn, you might already know the stuff. But tingling in the scalp, too crazy, itches but is funny & fun. I have fun, anyway. That’s my journey. That’s my spirit. LOVE!!!
Trance Diva

Citizen September 4, 2021 - 7:15 pm

@ Trance Diva….It really touches my heart when I see someone post something that I can relate to. The tingling at the top of the scalp, the high pitch/low pressure thing in my left ear…..If I go through a period of weeks or months where I don’t meditate I seem to have none of this. As soon as I start meditating again it comes back. (So tinnitus is pretty much ruled out lol) I feel special, unique and most importantly ‘not alone’ when this happens! Thank you for sharing! ❤

Tim September 9, 2021 - 7:08 pm

I have a high pitched ringing in both ears and the doctor said that there is nothing wrong. I manly happens at night when I am trying to sleep.

leo October 19, 2021 - 12:33 pm

i get that ontop of a feeling through my spine and inside my head like as if there is energy flowing up and down my spine and into my head then i get an incredibly loud ringing in either of my ears and can almost see something in my eyelids, it has happened many times now

Holly September 23, 2021 - 6:15 am

I have high pitched ringing in both ears at night too sometimes. It does feel like I’m being reprogrammed to the ‘me 2.0’. It’s awesome. Hard to sleep sometimes but it’s worth it for the spiritual growth.

Suthep October 21, 2021 - 3:38 pm

Its funny, one day I had a clicking in my left ear and I told my wife I had been experiencing clicking in my ear. She replied by saying it’s in the left ear correct? I was stunned and asked how she knew that! We use the continuous high pitch ringing as a tool for meditation. We go into the sound instead of focusing on breath like many others do. I have always heard it and have never heard what people call silence. The same with my wife. We met on a Kundalini site after she had an awakening and I was looking for answers to all the weird things that had been happening to me since I was a kid and a near death experience that was amazing! I got my ears checked and was told there was nothing wrong, but it must be something in the brain he said. As for the short burst of a really loud high pitch in either ear, I always thought it was some how a memory of a hearing test we had in first grade where they put the headphones on you and ask which ear you hear the sound in. I laughed when I read that it was a sign of Kundalini and not from my hearing test!!

Victoria April 16, 2022 - 5:20 pm

Hi guys so I was experiencing a slight ringing in my right ear it was kinda interesting the point is I am very open to the spiritual world I always have been so I feel somewhat why this might be important kinda a gut feeling sounds super werid but exciting it is kinda important I mean yeah me and my soulmate have been dating for a while so I wonder if maybe just maybe the universe wants me to finally be with them or maybe well my mind is open to it anything really sometimes you just follow your heart and your self and it leads completely into something different it feels like the cosmos and the stars ok by.


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