The Mysterious Spiritual Meaning of Ringing In Your Ears

When I began my spiritual development journey, I had many bizarre things happen to me. One of these things was a periodic ringing in my right ear. It always happened right when I had a feeling of deja vu, or after long meditation or intuitive reading session. I began to wonder, is this ringing in my ears a spiritual sign?  

So, what is the spiritual meaning of ringing in your left or right ear? The spiritual meaning of ringing in your ears is a sign that you are energetically sensitive, and aware of the subtle energetic shifts that are happening in your physical and etheric bodies. It is often a sign that you have clairaudient or clairsentient abilities, and are able to discern information from the energetic exchanges around you. 

There are different meanings of ringing in ears depending on which ear is ringing, the tone of the ringing, and how often your ears are ringing. This article will discuss the various meanings of ringing in your ears so that you can tell if the ringing in your ears is a spiritual sign. 


Is The Ringing In Your Ears a Spiritual Sign? 

There could be many reasons for ringing in your ears, ranging from medical reasons to a variety of spiritual reasons. So how can you tell if the ringing in your ears is a spiritual sign? 

The first way to tell is to visit your doctor and to get it checked out. The ringing in your ears could be an underlying medical issue. You can check out this article on WebMD or this article on Healthline to determine if the ringing in your ears may require medical attention.  

If there are no underlying medical reasons for your ringing in your ears, and the ringing in your ears happens only periodically and without pain or discomfort, it is more likely a spiritual sign. 

Ringing in the ears is commonly reported by people who are highly sensitive to energies around them. These people are often referred to as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), or are highly empathic and feel other people’s energy.  

Consequently, HSPs and empaths require consistent management of their energetic and spiritual health, so they often pursue a lifestyle of spiritual growth and development. They often discover that their sensitivities are a result of psychic abilities, such as clairaudience, clairsentience, or clairvoyance. 

As they learn to control their energy and listen to the energetic signs around them, they realize that the ringing in their ears is a sign of one of the following spiritual or energetic reasons: 

  • A shift in their energetic alignment, often stepping into a higher or lower vibrational state 
  • A message from their spirit guide, such as an angel, loved one who’s passed, or a highly evolved being
  • The presence of a harmful energetic being in their space, causing a triggering of false belief systems and chaotic energy
  • Emotional and energetic attachments to others via energetic cords

As you can see from this list, there are both positive and negative reasons why your ears are ringing; however, your ears ringing are not negative in and of themselves — it is simply giving you information about what is happening in your energetic space. 

Knowing the signs and communication of your energetic system is a tool that you can use to navigate your energetic, emotional and spiritual health. 


Ringing in the Right Ear Only: What Does It Mean? 

From the experience of the clients who I have worked with and my own experience, ringing in the right ear is a spiritual sign, and the pitch, volume, and frequency can give you clues as to why you are experiencing it. 

So, what does ringing in the right ear mean? Often times, ringing in the right ear is a sign that a spiritual being is trying to communicate with you. The right ears are more receptive to external energies coming into your energy field. 

This could be in the form of an angel, a spirit guide, a loved one who has passed on, or a physical being that you have a strong energetic attachment to. This could be a lover, a friend, an enemy or even a pet. 

Below is a chart that gives a general breakdown of what the pitch and volume of the ringing in your ear represents: 

Ringing Sound in Right EarMeaning
High PitchedHigh pitched ringing in the right ears is a sign of a spiritual being coming in on the energy of your crown chakra, or spiritual center. These are usually beings that are connected to Source, such as angels and highly evolved beings of light. 
Low PitchedLow pitched ringing in the right ears is a sign of an energetic being coming in on the energy from your lower chakras, which are your survival centers. These are usually lower vibrational beings that are coming in on stress and anxiety. 
Buzzing/White noiseBuzzing or white noise is often a sign that you have a strong attachment to another physical being, such as a romantic partner, a friend, a parent or a pet. The energetic chord is causing a vibrational pull that sounds like soft buzzing. 
Sudden and Loud RingingA sudden and loud ring in the ears that lasts only for a short moment is often a way to get your attention, usually from a spirit guide or an angel, telling you to pay attention. Usually this is a warning, but it can also be something that excites your guides. 

If you do experience ringing in your right ear, it is often a sign that you have heightened awareness of being communicating in the spiritual realm, and you may be a gifted in clairaudience (the psychic ability to hear spiritual messages) or clairsentience (the psychic ability to sense a spiritual presence). 


Ringing in the Left Ear Only: What Does It Mean? 

Ringing in the left ear, while slightly less common than ringing in the right ear, is a common spiritual sign. Just like the right ear, the pitch, volume, and frequency can give you clues as to why you are experiencing it. 

Ringing in the left ear is a sign of internal energies that are shifting. The left ear is more in tune with what is going on at the core essence of your energy field. Usually, when you hear ringing in your left ear, it is a message from your higher self or a significant shift in your vibrational field. 

Below is a chart that gives a general breakdown of what the pitch and volume of the ringing in your ear represents: 

Ringing Sound in Left EarMeaning
High PitchedHigh pitched ringing in your left ear is often a sign that you are in a “growth period.” This means that you are stepping into a higher vibration, and your energy is recalibrating to get into a new alignment. This realignment often causes a high-pitched ringing. 
Low PitchedLow pitched ringing in your left ear is often a sign of stressors or negative energy that are lowering your vibration. This causes your energy to be off-balance, resulting in a temporary low humming in your ear. 
Buzzing/White noiseA soft buzzing or white noise static in your left ear is a message from your higher self. This is especially true if it is accompanied by a feeling of peace and trust in the flow of the universe. It is a sign that the communication pathways between you and your higher self are opening, and your intuitive language is developing. This should ease over time, the more comfortable you feel listening to your intuition. 
Sudden and LoudA sudden or loud ringing in your left ear is a warning from your higher self, and a signal to pay attention. 

If you experience ringing in your left ear frequently, doing daily meditations or increased wellness activities can help balance your vibrational field, easing the ringing in your ears. 


Does Ringing in Your Ears Mean Someone Is Talking About You?

The Mysterious Spiritual Meaning of Ringing In Your Ears

There is an old wives’ tale that says if your ears ring or burn, it means that someone is talking about you. Is this true? Does ringing in your ears mean that someone is gossiping about you? 

The answer is both yes and no. The buzzing in your ears is not caused by someone who is talking about you; rather it is because the energy that they are sending to you via talking about you or thinking about you is creating an energetic cord between you and them. 

If you aren’t sure what an energetic cord is, here is a youtube video that helps explain it: 

When strong energetic cords are connected between you and another person, you two are energetically connected and affecting each other’s vibrations. This sometimes causes ringing in your ears, especially ringing in your right ear. It can also sound like a soft buzzing, or white static noise. 

If the ringing in your ear is accompanied by a feeling of fatigue, depression or low energy, it may be a sign that the energetic connection with that person is draining your energy field and dragging you down. You may be highly empathic and are connecting to them to help heal them, but at the detriment to your own energetic health. 

If you experience ringing in your ears, and can’t stop thinking about someone, it is most likely an energetic cord between you and that person. 

How do you get rid of energetic cords to ease ringing in your ears? 

Many energy workers will suggest that you cut the cords using visualization tools. However, in my experience, this is only a temporary solution to the problem. When someone can energetically “cord” you, it means that they have matching energy that is in resonance with some of your own energy. 

In the world of energy healing and psychic knowledge, these are called matching pictures. Essentially, you and the other person have equally resonating energy that can allow a connection to be established. 

This could be the same energy resulting from similar belief systems or similar traumas that you both experienced from relationships. Whatever the reason, energy will always find “like” energy to keep flowing: that is the law of attraction and energetic movement

In order to clear the energetic cords once and for all, you have to clear the matching energy that you have with that person. This can bring up a lot of uncomfortable energy, so you should always seek out training or get the help of a professional intuitive counselor/spiritual advisor; however, there are simple and gentle techniques that you can do at home to get you started. 

The easiest and most effective way to clear matching energy and release cords of attachment is to forgive them and forgive yourself. Send them love, and ask that all cords between you and that person be released and any matching energy be transmuted back to its original source into universal consciousness, in a way that is gentle and releases slowly at your own pace. 

Please remember to say “gentle and at my own pace.” When Spirit begins to move things around, it is always helpful to set parameters and boundaries, as things can begin to happen fast, which can put you in a healing crisis. 

It is best to do this while meditating, and it may take multiple times for you to start noticing the difference. 

If you keep doing these forgiveness techniques, your energy will start to shift, and the cord will not be able to reattach. As a result, the ringing in your ears will ease and should go away. 

Use your best judgement and intuition when deciding if certain techniques are right for you.


Ears Ringing During Meditation

The Mysterious Spiritual Meaning of Ringing In Your Ears

Another occasion where many people report having ringing in their ears is during or after a long meditation session. More commonly, ringing in the ears can be a side effect of doing a meditation focused on Kundalini energy and awakening. 

So, why does ringing in the ears happen during and after meditation? The reason why ringing in the ears can happen during and after meditation is due to your energy field being “tuned” to your highest essence and inner wisdom. 

The human biofield is a complex system of energies and vibrations that all resonate with certain thoughts, belief systems, physical ailments, and external energies. When someone undergoes a shift in this biofield, the frequency changes can sound like ringing in the ears. 

Meditation is one way to connect to your core essence that rapidly shifts these alignments. 

As these energetic shifts balance themselves out, the ringing in your ears should subside; however, to avoid a sudden ringing in your ears, it is best to practice short smaller meditations instead of long intense meditation sessions. 

Shorter daily meditations will decrease the chances of ringing in the ears, and contribute to a long-lasting alignment that is tuned to your inner wisdom. 30 minutes of meditation every day is better than a 5-hour meditation every month. 

If you experience ringing in your ears every time you meditate, especially after an intense meditation such as Kundalini practices, it may be helpful to use tuning forks to bring your energy back into alignment. 

The most effective tuning forks for me have been 432 Hz, which brings your energy back to the steady energy of your heart energies, and 136.1Hz tuning fork, which resonates with the OM frequency and has a very grounding energy. These frequencies have a “reset” ability that can be helpful. 

Many people that experience ringing in their ears are very sensitive to sounds and frequencies. While using tuning forks for ringing in the ears seems counter-intuitive, they find that tuning forks can help a lot by balancing the energy field.

To read more about using tuning forks to heal the body after meditation, I highly recommend this book: Tuning the Human Biofield: Healing with Vibrational Sound Therapy. Disclosure: These are affiliate links. To learn more about our affiliates, click here.


Recommended Next Steps To Ease Ringing In Your Ears

The best way to manage the ringing in your ears is to invest in your energetic and spiritual health, and learn the cues that your energetic and etheric bodies are trying to communicate to you. 

Once you recognize the messages that the ringing in your ears is giving you, you can begin to make adjustments in your life that are more in alignment with your true and highest essence. Self-awareness and empowerment through knowledge is the most powerful solution. 

There are countless courses available online that provide in-depth training on spiritual development, so browse around and look for courses that resonate with you. 

If you are unsure where to start, here are a couple of my recommendations to get you started at home as soon as today.


For those of you who spend a lot of time on the computer or on your phone, the best protective crystal to keep near your workspace is Shungite. Often times, ringing in the ears can be caused by too much exposure to electronics and EMF, and the crystal shungite is a great way to protect you from overexposure.

Shungite is used to protect against harmful EMFs and transforms negative energy into neutral energy where it is easier to release from the chakra centers.


Black Tourmaline is a crystal that offers energetic protection and is worn on or near the body to be used as a shield against negative energies and psyching attacks or entities. These negative energies can often cause ringing in the ears, particularly ringing in the right ear.

A great way to tell if the ringing in your ears is caused by negative external forces, the “tourmaline test” is something worth trying. The tourmaline test is done by hovering a piece of black tourmaline around your eyes, ears, sinuses, temples, and neck. If the ringing stops, it is a sign that there is psychic energy coming from an external source causing the ringing in your ears. These are your telepathic channels, and where psychic energy can get attached.

Similar to Shungite, it also offers protection against radiation and environmental toxins, and is helps transform negative and destructive energy into neutral or positive energy.



Every person has an intricate and unique energetic system, so determining the reason why your ears are ringing is best to be done by you and your own intuition. If something resonates with you, I invite you to explore it further. If not, disregard it and keep exploring. If you sit still and ask your higher self why your ears are ringing, the answer will be provided.

If you want the ringing in your ears to stop, it is best to learn how to manage your energetic system, so that you can begin to set boundaries with the external energies that are causing the ringing in your ears, as well as to manage your own spiritual growth to ease the ringing. 

Like all information on this site and on the internet, use your intuition when deciding if the ringing in your ears is a spiritual sign and what it may mean. 

Disclaimer: Information provided on this web site is the opinion of Crystal Clear Intuition at and may vary from the opinions of others, and should not be taken as fact. This information is no substitute for consulting a health care professional. All information on this web site, including information relating to medical and health conditions, products and treatments, is for informational purposes only. Please see your doctor or health care professional before starting any alternative treatments. As with any information found on the internet, use your intuition to determine what is best for you.


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