What are hearing dreams about?
Hearing is a way we understand the world. Dreams are very visual experiences, but sound does occur in dreams. People can hear music in dreams. This symbol is identified by words like noise, sound, hear, etc.
Hearing in dreams is a frequent dream symbol, occuring in about 20% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 5 dreams.
What are the major highlights of hearing dreams?
Hearing is a very interconnected dream symbol. Having hearing in a dream substantially changes the nature of the dream.
Hearing dreams are friendly
Dreams of hearing have greater increase of friendly interactions within the dream than most other dream symbols. While not all dreams of hearing will be friendly and they can also contain aggressive interactions, dreams of hearing are more likely to have friendly interactions than most other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include suffering, knees, climbing, bullies, dirty, conferences, entrances, pretending, numbers, and embarrassment.
Dreams with hearing might be a nightmare
Dreams of hearing are frequently associated with nightmares. Of course dreams that contain hearing might not be a nightmare. Plenty of dreams with hearing are not nightmares. But, dreams of hearing are more related to nightmares than 80% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include abyss, molesting, skin, parts of buildings, praying, helplessness, ammunition, lodging, zombies, and Serbia.
Hearing dreams are scary
Dreams containing hearing are more related to fear than 90% of all other dream symbols. Of course each dream is unique and this does not mean that all dreams of hearing are about fear. It simply means that if you dream of hearing, this dream has a great chance of being scarier than most other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include dream events, emaciation, scars, trapping, general body parts, aggressive interactions, going, events, escaping, and clowns.
Hearing dreams focus on sounds
Dreams of hearing have more words related to sounds than 90% of all other dream symbols. In other words, hearing dreams involve the auditory world. They focus on sounds and hearing. Other symbols that are like this include instagram, Hungary, former partners, Madagascar, sex, giving birth, senses, Malaysia, mafia, and Donald Trump.
What symbols more present in dreams of hearing?
Hearing dreams are notable because they have substantially more trying to scream, microphones, voice, noises, opened my eyes, things, Cameroon, fog, Algeria, emaciation, backwards, ears, closed my eyes, movement, jets, fireworks, music, paralysis, communicating, Ecuador, back doors, loss of speech, silence, entrances, general movement, Laos, fists, bombs, sleep paralysis, spotlights, fighter jets, screaming, cold sweats, obeying, blindness, insanity, pressing buttons, yelling, deluges, hallways, greeting, yellow eyes, intruders, couldn't open eyes, vision, shaking, smelling, missiles, nuclear bombs, places, chemical weapons, living rooms, shadows, ascending, slow motion, events, cold, losing an eye, bones, harpoons, and magnifying glasses than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of hearing?
Hearing dreams are notable because they have substantially less giving birth, sex, crushes, menstruation, senses, verbs, hearing, vaginas, recurring dreams, infidelity, teeth falling out, Donald Trump, sexuals acts, flirting, abortions, abscesses, Bangladesh, Estonia, Fiji, Somalia, Lebanon, relationship events, ants, weddings, pregnancy, pregnancy tests, boyfriends, sharks, jealousy, snakes, falling in love, worms, romantic partners, seeing a dead grandfather, spiders, former partners, adoptions, schools, Indonesia, pus, fish, kissing, Hungary, parasites in body, shopping, genitals, seeing a dead partner, specific people, lovers, caesarean sections, spouses, break ups, miscarriages, and penises than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of hearing affect the different aspects of a dream?
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Who is in hearing dreams?
Overall, dreams with hearing are aren't really related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of hearing are more related to fantastic beings than dreams in general. They are less related to insects.
What are the emotions in hearing dreams?
Overall, dreams with hearing are more related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of hearing are more related to confusion, much more related to fear, and more related to pain than dreams in general.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in hearing dreams?
Overall, dreams with hearing are aren't really related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of hearing are more related to home and more related to magical places than dreams in general. They are less related to human places.
What happens in hearing dreams?
Overall, dreams with hearing are more related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of hearing are more related to friendly interactions than dreams in general. They are less related to sex.
How do hearing in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with hearing are much more related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of hearing are more related to lucid dreams, much more related to nightmares, and much more related to recurring nightmares than dreams in general.
How do hearing in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with hearing are much more related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of hearing are more related to smelling, much more related to vision, and more related to touch than dreams in general. They are much less related to hearing and less related to taste.
How can you make sense of hearing in dreams?
Hearing dreams are frequent. Among other things hearing dreams are very postively interconnected, friendly, nightmare, scary, and focus on sounds.
Do you think this is true for your dream of hearing? How might your dream of hearing be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience hearing in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about hearing in dreams. See how you feel about hearing now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of hearing?
Physical senses in a dream have many possibilities for symbolism, often related to their use or function. In the case of hearing, you can hear something that makes an impression on you, hear a rumor, hear good or bad news, or overhear a conversation. Your internal reactions to these situations can then be turned into stories involving something you hear. For example, the sound of church bells can symbolize hearing about an upcoming wedding.
We take in a lot of information through our sense of hearing, and some of it might require processing by our dreams. This is especially true if you have been attending lectures or listening to audio books. Dreams amplify things that escape our attention but register subconsciously. It’s possible that something you heard is amplified by your dreams to make sure it registers consciously.
Hearing a strange or powerful sound can symbolize the sense that something is impending. Someone might say, “I hear the stock market is going to drop” to summarize a feeling, hunch, or popular opinion. In a dream, that sense of an impending drop in the market could translate into the sound of a bear (as in “bear market”) roaring or rumbling.
The roar of a storm or tornado can symbolize a coming emotional storm. Something’s stirring the deep water within you.
Loud words or arguments can translate in dreams as the sound of gunshots or thunder.
If something spoken in a dream stands out to you, it’s probably meaningful and relates to the subject of the dream. For example, in a dream about being back in a childhood home, the dreamer sees a tornado coming and goes to get something in the basement. He finds his sister down there, and she screams, “I should have seen it coming!”
The dream is about revisiting the past in search of the source of something disturbing the dreamer’s feelings, and it is found in the sister’s statement. What they should have seen coming was their parents’ divorce, which happened in their childhood home and hit the family like a storm. The signs of impending breakup were there, like the storm approaching, but the dreamer and his sister didn’t see it coming.
Hearing can be used by a dream to mean expecting news or contact from someone. This use of the symbolism is often sparked by concern for someone who has been out of touch. Sometimes in these cases you say “hear from” a person but communication actually comes via email or text message. “Hear” is used to mean contact or communication.
Along similar lines, a voice delivering a warning, or sound of distress, can mean there is a reason to wake up. Something needs your attention. Perhaps a window was left open or the oven is on. Parents with young children are known to become highly sensitive to the sound of a child crying.
Inability to hear can mean someone isn’t listening or getting the message. The symbolism is often accompanied by a reference to the ears, though not always. For example, not listening can be symbolized by damage to the ears or something covering them. Sometimes inability to hear is not willful. It’s simply a sign of miscommunication or lack of communication. Telephones and letters are commonly used to create symbolism related to communication. See: Letters, Phones
Inability to hear can mean you’re not really being heard. You feel ignored, left out, unappreciated. You have something important to say but no one is listening, or someone important in your life is not listening. Listening in this sense means noticing and responding. Or you are having difficulty expressing yourself or making your feelings known.
For example, a young man whose father died dreams about seeing him at a memorial service. The son does everything he can to get his father’s attention, but the father-character acts as if the son is not there. He’s not listening or even hearing him. The situation symbolizes the fact that dad is no longer around to listen to his son, to have conversations and share their lives together.
Hearing people saying things about you can be a projection of what they think of you—or what you think they think of you.
Alternately, if the comments are directed at a dream character based on someone you know, the dream can stem from something you have heard said about that person. But also remember that dreams can use surrogate characters.
For example, say you dream about people at work making comments about a co-worker who is introverted and doesn’t say much. You reflect back and don’t remember overhearing anything said recently about the co-worker, but do remember thinking the previous day that your co-workers might think you are weird because you don’t talk much at work. You see yourself in that co-worker because you too are introverted.
Hearing things in your dreams can symbolize sounds heard while dreaming, such as a radio, baby crying, or people talking.
Be sure to read the entry for Ears.
See also: Decapitation, Ears, Heads, Letters, Music, Phones, Speaking
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of hearing
Read some real dream reports of hearing dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
I just had a dream that felt years long, and now I don't know whats real.
Sorry for the confusing title but I just woke up and felt like I needed to post this somewhere to see if anyone has ever had a similar experience to this.
Okay, so my dream started out with me meeting a girl. She was amazing, and we had an instant connection. we started dating and went through the normal highs and lows of a relationship, as all couples do. Overall, our relationship was amazing so when we found out she was pregnant, even though we were young we were both so excited to be parents. Her parents lived nearby and offered to let us move in so they could help with the pregnancy and we could both stay in college. The next nine months seemed to fly by, and the pregnancy seemed easier than it should have been. I chalked it up to the fact that my girlfriend was an amazing strong woman and that her parents were there to help us out.
Now this is when things begin to get weird. I don't know why, but i was not with my girlfriend when she was at the hospital giving birth. I had something else to do even though being with her should have been my first priority. After she returned home she called me to let me know we had a son and to come over immediately. It was odd that I wasn't there in the first place, and even odder that even in the dream, I couldn't remember what I had just been doing. It was almost as if I blacked out, and when I came to, I was in the car driving home to see my new son. I shook it off and told myself I was just nervous to be a dad. As I was driving, I suddenly didn't know where I was. I had lived here for 9 months, but for the life of me I couldn't remember how to get home. It felt like I was driving around lost for hours and then, as if I blacked out again, I was outside my house being greeted by my girlfriends' parents as I walked up to the house. The strange thing was that the house didn't seem familiar, and neither did my girlfriend's parents.
Throughout all of this, I never questioned it and kept telling myself that I was just nervous and I was freaking myself out. Maybe I just needed to sit down for a minute and breath. I never even made it to the house, I just sat down on the steps leading up to the door and tried to calm myself down. I pulled out my phone and had a text message from an unknown number. I assumed it was a text from someone congratulating me and my girlfriend, but when I opened it, it was just an image of three 20 something year old boys who I had never seen. I was confused, but something about the picture seemed oddly familiar, so I just sat there and stared at it. As I sat on the porch staring at the photo the world went silent. I never heard a baby crying and never once did anyone try to retrieve me from outside to bring me in. It was almost as if everything in the world disappeared besides me and that photo.
I must have spent days staring at that picture, and finally I decided to text the number back and ask who they were and why they sent me that photo. I wrote out the text and hit send and suddenly the picture went blurry. I looked around and nothing in the world seemed real anymore. Nothing seemed familiar. I felt like I was in a place I had never seen before. I looked back down at my phone and the blurriness of the photo began to clear up and I was left looking at a photo of me, my real-life brother, and my real-life best friend, standing in my real-life backyard. I stopped for a second, coming to the realization that everything was over. I immediately tried to run into the house to see my son but the second I opened the door to the house, I woke up.
My first instinct when I woke up was the check my phone for the photo but of course it wasn't there. The only thing on my phone was a text from my real girlfriend. he weird thing is, I can no longer picture my dream girlfriend's face, so for all I know, it could have been my real girlfriend. As I finish writing this, the dream is beginning to fade, and I can realize all the things that didn't make sense, but while I was in it, I would have bet anything it was real. I feel as if I just got a few years of my life back, as I woke up the same 22-year-old who went to bed the night bore.
My only regret? I never got to see my son.
Sorry for the confusing title but I just woke up and felt like I needed to post this somewhere to see if anyone has ever had a similar experience to...
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How the flying f*** can I dream of songs that have never existed?
I literally just woke up from a dream where I was listening to a DMX song and everything from the beat to the lyrics (it was his exact flow btw) were sick to the point where I searched it up on YouTube as soon as I got up…THE SONG DOESNT EXIST!! How????? I need someone to make sense of this for me please.
I literally just woke up from a dream where I was listening to a DMX song and everything from the beat to the lyrics (it was his exact flow btw) were sick to...
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What does end of the world mean?
Last night I had a dream where there was 2 moons one smaller that got stuck with earth, and the normal one. For some reason the second moon was causing problems so the US Government came up with a plan to get rid of the smaller one, how? by nuking it. They started their plan the next morning (In the dream) and basically blew it to bits but one of them put a few nukes on the REAL one and mountain sized pieces started ripping through the ozone and crashed down and somehow, I survived.
The aftermath was the world becoming swiss cheese and I was the only human left alive.
It was a weird experience and I kind of just blacked out and then appeared under debris. I also became lucid for a little when I guess my parents were waking me up because I heard a voice in the sky saying "Its time to get up" but what felt like 5 seconds I was awake.
Last night I had a dream where there was 2 moons one smaller that got stuck with earth, and the normal one. For some reason the second moon was causing problems...
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Dying in dream but not waking up from it
I hear a lot that you can’t die in a dream without waking up but for me that’s simply not true. It happened multiple times that I died and continued dreaming. For example once I died and cam back as a ghost and tried to warn my friends about a threat but they couldn’t see or hear me. I had a dream where I was sick and was waiting to die on a hospital bed and I was between living and could see the afterlife. Or what happens most of the time, I’m able to “respawn” like in a video game and just reappear elsewhere in the dream or do a part over. Does anyone else experience this?
I hear a lot that you can’t die in a dream without waking up but for me that’s simply not true. It happened multiple times that I died and continued dreaming....
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Super creepy lucid dream in where a man tried to prove the dream world was real.
It started with me at a crossroad, I tried to make cars collapse using telekinesis after finding out I was dreaming. Nothing worked. The strangest thing was that I could use my imagination, visualize things in my head, and then come back to the dream. That's how "stable" it was.
At one point, I encountered a man who wore a black jacket, and had thin black hair. He told me this dream was real.
I sighted heavily. "This can't be real!", I let out.
"Oh really? Well how about I prove it to you?" the man said with a grin.
"I will translate any given word or sentence to French, I assume you don't know any French... You can check Google Translate to see if it's correct when you wake up.", the man added.
I started thinking. What could be a real good torture test here?
"Hmm, I have been to France many times..." I said. "I'm afraid I might've subconsciously seen the word, and it's translation already."
And then I had a grand idea: "What if I translate a sentence that I never had to use IRL in France?!", I thought.
"Ok...", I turned to the man with a smirk. "Translate: I am dreaming".
The man said something back with a French accent. I don't remember the exact word anymore as I really didn't know how to write it. But it was really short.
"Wait that short? There's no way that's the French translation."
"Oh, I'm sure it is, you can check later when you wake up."
"Can you say it again? I really want to remember it clearly..."
The man said it again, it was once again audible but impossible to write down in letters for someone that doesn't speak French (and perhaps dreaming might have something to do with it).
"I'm afraid I can't remember that too clearly", I said, worried but at the same time not willing to let this chance go.
"Just type the English sentence in Google Translate and see if it sounds the same, that should be enough.", the man said very confidently.
After I woke up, you can already imagine the first thing I did. I opened Google Translate (https://translate.google.nl/?sl=en&tl=fr&text=I%20am%20dreaming&op=translate) immediately after waking up as to avoid forgetting any more than I had to. And indeed the translated sentence sounds exactly the same. Creepy...
It started with me at a crossroad, I tried to make cars collapse using telekinesis after finding out I was dreaming. Nothing worked. The strangest thing was...
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