What Does It Mean When You Hear Ringing in your Left Ear?

There are a number of reasons why you would hear ringing in your left ear. The most common reason is a medical condition known as tinnitus, although spiritual people believe that there is also a deeper, metaphysical meaning behind it. 

This article will talk you through the medical condition of tinnitus as well as the spiritual significance of hearing ringing noises in both your left and right ears. 


Tinnitus is a medical condition. The primary symptom is that you will hear a ringing noise in one or both of your ears. This ringing is not caused by an external factor and you are the only one that is able to hear it. 

Tinnitus is a very common medical condition, affecting an estimated 15 to 20% of people. It is especially prevalent among older adults and people who listen to a lot of loud music. It is often a natural symptom of aging, as your body begins to deteriorate. It is also closely linked to ear injuries and issues with the circulatory system. 

Tinnitus can range in severity from very mild to severe. If you notice an onset of tinnitus after a cold or other upper respiratory infection, that does not disappear within a week, you should consult a doctor. If you have comorbidities of hearing loss, dizziness, anxiety, or depression, you should also see a doctor. 

There are 2 types of tinnitus, objective and subjective. Objective tinnitus is the type that doctors can discover during medical examinations. Subjective tinnitus is experienced but cannot be verified by an examination, and many people believe that this type has a spiritual meaning. 

How Can you Prevent Tinnitus?

One of the best ways to prevent tinnitus is to wear hearing protectors, particularly when you know you will be around loud noises. Examples of this include nightclubs, festivals, music gigs, heavy-duty machinery, and firearms. This will muffle the noise and reduce the damage that the nerves in your ears encounter. We recommended wearing over-ear hearing protectors. 

You can also reduce the damage by turning down the volume on your electrical appliances. This is particularly important when it comes to headphones. The volume warnings on phones can be annoying, but they’re very important to pay attention to. Long-term exposure to loud noises is a sure course to developing tinnitus.

Your body’s health is all linked. Another precaution to take to prevent tinnitus is to pay close attention to your cardiovascular health. Eat healthily and exercise regularly to maintain a good level of health, especially in your blood vessels. This can prevent tinnitus. 

Caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol are all known to impact the flow of blood around the body. This is closely linked to tinnitus and when consumed in excess, can lead to developing the condition. 

Spiritual Meaning of Ringing in your Ears

Many people believe that the Universe, Angels, spirit world (whatever you want to call it) communicates with us in a variety of unusual ways. One of these is by sending us ringing noises in our ears. 

This is believed to be a sign that your clairaudience is opening up. Clairaudience is sometimes described as an intuitive sense of hearing, an ability to hear the non-physical or spirit worlds. 

It is believed that the ear you have ringing in is significant, and sends a different message to you. Learning the significance of this can help you figure out what the Angels are trying to say.

Spiritual Meaning of Ringing in your Left Ear

Ringing in your left ear is typically associated with a need to increase your awareness. It is an alarm, telling you to sit up and pay more attention to what is happening around you. It has a strong association with good and bad life outcomes and often serves as an outlet for your manifestations.

If your left ear begins to ring during manifestation, your thoughts, desires, and dreams are more likely to become reality. It is important to keep a positive mindset as any emotions will be amplified by the ringing.

The first meaning of ringing in your left ear is as an indication that a situation is not going to work out in your favor. Take this as a warning and an opportunity to make contingency plans.

Ringing in your left ear could be more of a general warning. For instance, you may notice your ear ringing after you get a job offer. This could be the Angels telling you not to take the job, no matter how amazing it may seem. 

Finally, it may be a push for you to re-examine your life. Ask yourself if you are where you want to be, and adjust your behavior accordingly. Adjust your life course, it will work out. 

Spiritual Meaning of Ringing in your Right Ear

This tends to be indicative of positive messages. The first interpretation is that good news or a positive outcome to a situation is on its way. Whatever you are struggling with, a ringing in your right ear suggests that a good outcome is waiting for you. 

Another spiritual meaning of ringing in your right ear is that someone in your life is speaking about you. This could be positive or negative, but the Angels are letting you know that you are being discussed. This is commonly noticed just after you have made a new friend or begun a new relationship.

It can also be signifying that you are not alone in your spiritual journey. This is meant to be comforting, letting you know that the Angels are watching over you, protecting, and guiding you along your life’s path. 

What About the Frequency?

The frequency of the ringing matters as much as the ear, it is heard in. Try to pay attention to when you hear it, and how often. Compare the ringing sounds, does their frequency or pitch change? 

The more frequent the ringing sound, the more urgent the message from the Angels is.