Clairaudience, what is it and do you have it?

Those are two very big questions…  But if you’re interested in the world of psychic hearing, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, we’ll look at how clairaudient abilities are defined. Additionally, we’ll look at 8 of the top signs that you might have this ability.

Ready? OK, let’s start by explaining what we mean by the term ‘clairaudience’:

What Is Clairaudience?

The term clairaudience can be loosely translated to mean ‘clear hearing’. And it refers to the psychic ability to hear noises that aren’t physically there.

Most often, these noises take the form of verbal messages. Usually, nuggets of advice or requests for help.

And for some clairaudients, these messages are heard in much the same way we hear normal noises: externally and through the ears.

But for other clairaudients, these messages are ‘heard’ internally (kind of like the internal voices we hear when reading a book).

And whether they are heard internally or externally, these messages can come from the spirit world, or they can take the form of telepathy between living beings.

Before we go any further, it is important to address that not everyone who hears voices is psychic. Unfortunately, there are many mental illnesses that can also produce this effect.


And if you are concerned about your own mental health, we advise you to contact your doctor for advice.


Remember, mental health is important and you are worthy of help and support.

Now you might be wondering whether clairaudience is related to the more famous ability of clairvoyance.

And it is. In fact, clairaudience and clairvoyance are both parts of a set of psychic abilities know as the ‘6 Clairs’.

These Clair abilities include:

  • Clairvoyance – ‘clear vision’ (read more)
  • Clairaudience – ‘clear hearing’
  • Clairsentience – ‘clear feeling’ (more information here)
  • Clairalience – ‘clear smelling’
  • Clairgustance – ‘clear tasting’
  • Claircognizance – ‘clear knowing’

It is important to note that many psychics have two or more of these abilities. You can find many accurate psychics that provide these services.

OK, so we’ve looked at what a clairaudient is. But what can they do?

What Can Clairaudient Psychics Do?

Whilst some clairaudients choose to live a quiet life and never fully explore their powers, others act as psychics.

And those who do choose to share their powers with the world can be very helpful indeed.

So, what exactly can they do?

They can contact your spirit guide, angels, and other non-human entities

Everyone has spirit guides. But without psychic abilities, it can be difficult to get in contact with them.

And that’s why clairaudients are so helpful. They bridge the gap between this world and the spirit world. And this allows them to pass on wisdom from their clients’ spiritual advisors.

But spirit guides and angels aren’t the only beings clairaudients can contact. Which brings us to our next point:

They can pass on messages from the deceased

Hearing spirit voices may sound a little unnerving, but it has some major benefits. And one of these benefits is the ability to contact the dead.

You see, many clairaudients are able to use their abilities to work as mediums and they can provide medium readings online. This means that they can receive messages from our deceased loved ones, and pass them on.

Because of this amazing ability, clairaudients are able to offer comfort to the living and help people cope with bereavement.

But clairaudients don’t just act as messengers:

They can give profound advice too

Hearing spiritual voices gives clairaudients a great deal of wisdom.

And, depending on their relationship with their own spiritual advisors, they might be able to offer you advice about matters relating to the past, present, and even the future.

But where are these voices coming from? And what exactly do they hear?

What Do Clairaudient People Hear?

OK, so we’ve touched upon clairvoyants’ ability to hear messages from spirit guides, angels, and the deceased. But let’s look at what we mean in a little more detail:

Spirit advisors/guides

‘Spirit guides’ is an umbrella term used to describe the spiritual beings who guide us throughout our lives.

Some people understand these advisors to be angels, ancestral spirits, or even manifestations of elemental energies.

Because spirit guides tend to stick with one person from birth until death, it is possible for a clairaudient to develop deep connections with their own advisors. And this can help them grow and develop as a psychic.

Angelic beings and other non-human entities

Like spirit guides, angelic beings and some non-human entities are attracted to people. However, unlike spirit guides, they don’t attach to one person in particular.

This means that they may come to a clairaudient to deliver specific messages and then leave again.

And the deceased

Many clairaudients are able to contact the spirits of people who have crossed over to the other side.

These spirits may approach a clairaudient for help, or they may be summoned during a medium reading.

OK, so we’ve covered what clairaudients do, let’s find out whether you could have this psychic ability:

How to Tell if You Have Clairaudience

Clairaudience symptoms are numerous, but before we get down to the nitty-gritty, it’s useful to look at what clairaudience sounds like so you can more easily recognize the signs:

What Does Clairaudience Sound Like?

Clairaudience can present in different ways. For example, you may hear whispers in your ears, or you might hear psychic messages internally.

But clairaudients don’t just hear voices. They might hear sounds like whistling, ringing, or chiming too.

OK, but how is this different from mental illness? Let’s take a look.

How Can You Tell the Difference Between Clairaudience and Mental Illness?

Sometimes, people with mental illnesses hear voices and other sounds that aren’t really there.

This false perception of sound is known as having ‘auditory hallucinations’. And left untreated, it can have a seriously negative impact on your life.

So, if you are at all concerned that you might be ill, it is essential that you speak to your doctor for advice.

That being said, there are some ways that you can differentiate between psychic hearing and auditory hallucinations.

So, let’s take a look:

Clairaudient messages are always loving and gentle

Spirits never ask you to harm yourself or others, say nasty things to you, or undermine your self-esteem

Spirits come and go

And they will leave you alone if you ask them to

Remember, mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of.  And if you are worried, it is important to seek professional advice.

OK, so we’ve covered all the basics. Let’s look at the 8 signs you might be clairaudient:

1. Talking to yourself

If you are wondering: “what are the first signs of clairaudience?”, you are probably imaging voices and sounds.

But for many, that’s not strictly true.

In fact, one of the first signs of developing clairaudience has nothing to do with hearing others. It’s simply talking to yourself.

You see, even if you haven’t awakened to your abilities yet, as a clairaudient, you’re naturally programmed to communicate with people who aren’t physically present.

So, before you tune into the spirit world, you might subconsciously meet this need by holding conversations with yourself.

But that’s not all. Some clairaudients may think they are talking to themselves when actually, the internal voice they hear belongs to a spirit guide.

And this means that they might not realize they have a psychic ability until they begin to explore it further!

Weird, huh?

2. You hear voices, noises, music, and/or whispering

Do you often find yourself asking: “why am I hearing whispers in my ear?”.

Or maybe you are sure that music is playing, even if you’re the only one who can hear it?

Maybe you even hear doors creaking, footsteps, and knocking that isn’t there?

Well, whatever form it takes, hearing unexplainable noises can be a sign that you are a clairaudient psychic.

3. You often hear ringing or buzzing in your ears

One commonly missed sign of clairaudience is hearing ringing in your ears.

And this form of psychic noise like this can be annoying. But it can also be a sign that a spirit is trying to communicate.

So, if you have a ringing in your ears that can’t be explained by medical professionals, consider working on how to develop clairaudience abilities into something you can control.

With practice, the feeling of ringing in ears should disappear.

4. You give intuitive advice to others and often comfort them

Do people often turn to you for advice? And are you known as a great listener?

Well, that could be because you have clairaudience, meaning that you can pick up on the advice that other people’s spirit guides want to tell them.

So, next time you’re about to give some sage guidance, consider whether your insights could actually be coming from the spirit world.

5. You sometimes get sudden ideas whilst doing something else

Do you ever get a great idea when you’re doing the dishes or mowing the lawn? Well, maybe that’s because your spirit guide is speaking to you. And that could be a sign of clairaudient abilities.

But… wouldn’t you know if your ideas were really messages from the spirit world?

Well, not necessarily.

Remember how we said that some clairaudients don’t recognize that they are hearing spiritual voices straight away? Sometimes when we hear our spirit guides, we just assume it’s our own thoughts we’re listening to.

But don’t worry! Your guides won’t mind not getting the credit. They’re on your side, and they want you to succeed.

6. You had an imaginary friend as a child

Do your family still chuckle about your imaginary friend? How real she seemed to be to you? How often you spoke to her?

Well, that imaginary friend could have been your spirit guide or even a ghost.

You see, children are far more open to psychic phenomena. And that’s because they haven’t learned to close themselves off yet.

7. You need peace and quiet

Do you often crave solitude? Or maybe you gravitate to quiet places in nature?

Well, you could just be an introvert. Or you could have psychic abilities.

You see, for clairaudients, quiet spaces are ideal for tuning into the spirit world. And as a clairaudient, you will have a subconscious desire to make this happen.

But the good news is, if you were clairaudient as a child, you are still clairaudient now. You just need to allow yourself to believe.

8. You hear messages that seem meant for you

OK, so hearing messages is pretty much the clairaudient definition… but we can’t have a list of the signs of clairaudience without at least mentioning it!

So, if you hear messages that can’t be explained and feel like they’re meant for you, you might just be clairaudient.

OK, so we’ve looked at the 8 signs could point towards you being clairaudient. But how likely is it that you have this power?

I mean, many people have ideas when gardening, or sometimes hear a noise they can’t explain.

And in order to answer this question, you may be wondering: “Is clairaudience rare, or is it an ability experienced by lots of people?”

Well, the answer to this question is: Clairaudience is more common than most people realize.

You see, whilst many people have the capacity to hear psychic messages, only a few individuals fully explore their abilities.

So, if you believe you have more than a couple of clairaudience signs, you might want to try developing your abilities with these steps:

How to Develop Your Clairaudience

Most of the techniques to develop your clairaudience are quite simple. However, developing any form of psychic power is a highly individual process. And if you want to become a professional, you can even look up online psychic jobs at home.

So, make your way down this list and see what works for you:

Practice your hearing

Like with any skill, practice makes perfect. So try to relax and tune into the sounds around you.

Can you pinpoint what you’re hearing?

At first, you might find that you only hear mundane sounds. But before long, you may begin to hear more spiritual vibrations.

Try asking questions

Once you have practiced your hearing, it’s a good idea to try asking your spirit guides some questions.

So, choose a query and speak it aloud. Then, listen carefully… can you hear the answer?

If you can’t hear anything just yet, don’t worry. You might just need to work on opening yourself up a bit more.

To do this, you can try:

Improving your 5th chakra by singing or toning

Sometimes, issues with developing your clairaudience can be caused by a blocked throat chakra.

The good news? Both singing and toning are brilliant ways to open your 5th chakra. So don’t be shy, belt out your favorite song!


Spiritual energies vibrate on a high frequency, and the best way to raise your own energy is to meditate. So, find a quiet place and meditate for as long as you need to

Don’t forget, you can put on a guided meditation podcast if you’re unsure where to begin.

Or helping others

Like most psychic abilities, clairaudience relies on positive energy. So, if you want to improve your abilities, try helping others.

Can Clairaudience Be Dangerous?

Nope, but it can be scary.

After all, who wouldn’t be a little unnerved at hearing a noise in the dead of night… Even if the message is friendly.

However, it is important to remember that your spirit guides will not let negative spirits speak to you.

And that means that hearing frightening noises is unlikely to be linked to clairaudience at all.

So, if you are hearing noises that upset you, or receiving threatening messages, speak to your doctor.

It is much more likely that you are experiencing a medical problem than a bad clairaudient experience.

OK, so there we have it: 8 signs you might be clairaudient along with some tips to help you develop your powers.

Did we leave anything off? Let us know your top tips in the comments.

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