Have you ever had ringing in your ears that only you could hear? There is a wealth of information available online about this subject but it can be hard to know what is true and what is not.
If you have been bothered by ringing in the ears, or you are simply curious what this could mean in either a medical or spiritual way, read on for some more information about this condition.
Spiritual Reasons for Ringing in the Ears
There are many theories out there but many of them are not exactly scientific. Some people believe the sound is associated with others. Perhaps a high-pitched frequency means somebody is thinking something nice about you or saying good things about you, while a low-pitched one might be caused by someone saying or thinking not-so-nice things!
Others consider ringing in the ears a spiritual awakening of sorts, meaning that you are connecting with the spiritual plane in some way. Perhaps you are hearing high-pitched sounds and receiving angelic information or hearing low-pitched ones and attracting the wrong sort of spiritual being.
Could it be your ‘higher self’ or guardian angel trying to communicate with you and give you advice? Some people think it matters which ear hears the sound. The right ear might be linked to good news or a good outcome – maybe you will make a new friend or win some money. On the other hand, maybe a low-pitched sound could be a kind of warning for you, about anything from your career to a relationship.
A lot of people believe a low-pitched ringing noise is telling you to watch out for something negative and giving you some useful pre-warning. Does the ringing sound bother you? You might like to ask your ‘higher self’ or angels to please tone it down. Try it and see what happens!
Medical Reasons for Ringing in the Ears
Although there is nothing to either prove or disprove the above theories, one likely cause of ringing in the ears is tinnitus. This is a medical condition where people are bothered by ringing sounds in one or both ears.
There is information on some websites saying that those who are sensitive to different energies might have a buzzing sensation or loud ringing noise in their ears, called ‘white noise’.
However, it is not true that there is no link between these noises and medical science. Although some believe the sound is related to spiritual awakening, it could also be tinnitus.
The only way to know for sure is to seek help from a medical professional who will be able to rule out some other reasons and might be able to diagnose what it is that’s causing the ringing, buzzing or discomfort. If you are indeed suffering from tinnitus, there are ways to reduce it.
What is Tinnitus Exactly?
Tinnitus means hearing noises without an external cause. You might have ringing, humming or buzzing sounds in one or both ears which nobody else is hearing. Some might hear a very high pitch while others might start with a medium pitch and then experience a higher one as time goes on.
Some individuals might say they are hearing ‘white noise’ while others can hear clear humming or a specific pitch. Basically, every tinnitus sufferer is different in which ear they are having issues with, what kind of noises they are aware of, and how loud or bothersome their condition is.
The bad news is that there is no known tinnitus cure, but there are ways to reduce the noise. Hearing sounds all the time can be bothersome, as you would imagine. Remedies for this condition include supplements like Ring Zen, Tinnitus 911 and Quiet Mind Plus, but there have been mixed reports about how well these actually work.
Some people like to listen to music or some type of white or pink noise online to try and block the ringing sounds out. If you are suffering from tinnitus, you will probably want to try a variety of treatments to find which works best for you, since everyone is different.
Considering there are so few answers based in science and no cure for tinnitus, it makes sense that people would consider getting an answer from the spiritual realm instead. But is ringing in the ears always tinnitus, or could it also be some kind of spiritual sign?
The answer is: it is impossible to say for sure. We know tinnitus exists although we don’t know enough about this condition to come up with a cure for every sufferer. Everyone has their own beliefs about the spiritual realm, although many would agree it is impossible to know everything about that either.
What Tinnitus Sufferers Really Think
You will find various information and opinions online if you search for ‘ringing in the ears’. Jessie says, “I went to my primary care provider when I first started hearing a ringing in my ears. His opinion was that I had developed incurable and long-term tinnitus because I used to go to loud concerts all the time. I didn’t feel that this was true, and thought it possible that it might have more to do with my spiritual journey, and the ringing was the only way the spiritual world could get my attention at the time.”
There are other tinnitus sufferers such as Madeleine who writes, “Every doctor I have been to just says it is tinnitus and they can’t do anything about it. I have never thought this was a spiritual thing, just a medical annoyance which needs a lot more research. I do have some spiritual beliefs but I don’t think is linked at all.”
Hayley reveals, “I developed tinnitus after I was put on a diabetes medication but when my doctor tried to switch it for another, the ringing continued. He said to wait it out and I did, but six months later I still have the ringing noises. Is it just coincidence it started when I started with the medicine, or are my angels trying to tell me something? I really don’t know for sure. I just want it to go away!”
How to Treat the Symptoms of Tinnitus
Although there is no fixed ‘cure’ for ringing in the ears, there are different remedies you can try. Before trying these however, it is best to consult with your doctor because there can be different reasons for developing this condition.
It could be that antidepressants, chiropractors, physiotherapy, anti-inflammatories or painkillers work for you. Other tinnitus sufferers find noise therapy, stress management or even a hearing aid useful.
A Final Word
Although there are many online theories about ringing in the ears, it is impossible to pinpoint the exact reason behind it and medical research has still not come up with any real cure.
If you are experiencing ringing in the ears, a buzzing or humming sound, or anything else which is bothering you, go and consult your doctor as a first step. It is possible that you are suffering from tinnitus, although your doctor will want to examine your ears to rule anything else out first.