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Did You Dream About Hearing? Here's What It Means

A dream concept like hearing can be a perplexing one to interpret. Because dreams are fragments of our subconscious minds, and they may include symbolic references to our daily lives, no single explanation will ever work for everyone.

Below are three different interpretations of dreams about hearing, taken from three different viewpoints.

Which interpretation works the best for you?

What does hearing mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about hearing a specific sound or conversation points to things like receiving important messages or insights. But the meaning of hearing can be nuanced depending on the dreamer.

The content of the sound or conversation can provide further clues about its significance.

Alternatively, dreaming about losing your ability to hear typically symbolizes feelings of isolation or being misunderstood. It may reflect a fear of being left out or ignored. The common themes among these possible meanings are a call to pay attention to your communication in waking life.

Hearing can be a complex and intriguing dream image to to give you a single meaning for. To really know for certain, I would need to get to know the dreamer's past and mindset.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a distinct sound or dialogue may denote the unconscious mind's endeavor to communicate a crucial matter, often veiled in symbolic language.

Dream concepts like hearing can be multilayered, however. The nature of the sound or conversation can offer deeper understanding of the latent content of the dream. Conversely, dreams of auditory loss often reflect an internal sense of marginalization or a perceived inability to express oneself effectively. This could be indicative of a latent fear of exclusion or disregard. Both dream scenarios underscore the importance of the psychoanalytic concept of 'listening with the third ear' - an attuned awareness to one's own internal dialogues and external communications.0

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming about hearing a specific sound or conversation may be thought of as a divine whisper, a spiritual nudge towards understanding a higher truth or purpose. The nature of the sound or conversation is a spiritual symbol, a coded message from the universe. Conversely, dreaming about losing your ability to hear may signify a spiritual disconnect or a blockage in your spiritual communication. It could be a call to introspection, to reconnect with your inner self and the divine. The common themes among these dream variations are spiritual signposts, urging you to listen more attentively to the divine symphony of life and to express your authentic self more effectively.

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Whose dream explanation makes the most sense for you?

Which of the preceding perspectives on hearing applies to your dream vision?

Only you can say for certain. Bear in mind that our subconscious mind can be a complex landscape. Just about any dream concept can signify a long list of meanings — or symbolize multiple themes from our waking lives.

Got a better explanation on a dream about hearing that you want to share? We'd love to hear your own analysis to the comment section at the bottom of this page.

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