Clairaudience is the psychic ability of intuitive hearing. The word clairaudience means “clear hearing”, and it is one of the five multidimensional forms of perception (the other four are clairsentience, clairvoyance, claircognizance and clairalience).
A person who is clairaudient hears sounds and voices from higher realms and other dimensions that are inaudible to others. These sounds and voices can be messages from their Higher Self, spirit guides, angels, or loved ones in the spirit world. It’s important to note that in healthy individuals, clairaudience is not a sign of a mental illness.
Clairaudience is similar to clairvoyance in that it is a subtle form of spirit communication. For this reason, it’s easy to mistake clairaudient messages for your own inner voice and overlook it. But if you think you might be clairaudient, it helps to learn more about the qualities of people who have this unique intuitive gift. Here are the six most common characteristics of people who are naturally clairaudient:
1. They live in the present moment.
People who are naturally clairaudient are often highly skilled at living in the present moment, meaning that they have the ability to bring their full attention to the here and now rather than on thoughts of past or future. Because of their ability to be present, they come across to others as good listeners and may even appear to have above-average hearing. In reality their hearing is average, but their presence allows them to pick up on subtle noises in their environment that other people don’t notice such as a train whistle or dog barking in the distance. Their presence allows them to be equally attuned to the inner realm of intuition and spiritual guidance.
2. They are natural listeners.
People who are clairaudient are natural listeners. They usually enjoy listening to others and have a strong inner voice. They may “talk to themselves” often and work through problems in their head using inner conversation.
3. They are auditory learners.
People who are clairaudient often have an auditory learning style – they learn best through listening rather than reading or watching a demonstration. It is easy for someone who is clairaudient to remember what they have heard and they enjoy listening to audio books, talks and speeches. They prefer an audio book to an e-book or paper book.
4. They are drawn to music and are often musical.
People who are clairaudient have a strong appreciation for music. They turn on their favorite music to feel uplifted and are drawn to other beautiful sounds such as birds singing or wind blowing through the trees.
Clairaudient individuals will often receive intuitive messages in the form of lyrics or a song repeating in their head. This is one of the easiest ways for Spirit to relay a message to someone who is clairaudient.
People who are clairaudient also often have musical talents themselves. They may play by ear or write music that they hear in their mind.
5. They are highly sensitive people (HSPs) who need quiet time.
As with all other types of highly intuitive individuals, people who are clairaudient are part of the 20% of the population who are more sensitive than the average person. They are especially sensitive to noise and can be easily overwhelmed by loud or erratic sounds. Because loud noise can be anxiety-inducing for those who are clairaudient, they often avoid concerts, parties and loud environments and crave quiet time.
It’s important for people who are clairaudient to avoid excessive noise. They may benefit from wearing earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones in noisy environments (for other tips on navigating life as an HSP I highly recommend the book The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron).
6. They hear sounds, voices and other noises that are inaudible to others.
The classic sign that a person is clairaudient is the fact that they hear sounds, voices and other noises that are inaudible to others. These auditory messages often convey spiritual messages and psychic information from other realms of existence.
People who are clairaudient may also hear their name being called when no one is around, or experience buzzing, ringing or popping in their ears for no apparent reason (this is often a sign that you are either becoming more clairaudient, or are receiving a download of intuitive information).
Being clairaudient is an amazing gift that should be used with reverence. Ultimately we want to use all of our sixth senses to heal ourselves and others. If you’ve had a clairaudient experience or have any questions about clairaudience, I’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below.