A ringing in the ears is believed to be spiritually caused by the presence of guides and angels being too close to the physical body. Physics and other spiritualists believe these beings are perceived as tones or qualities of silence inside of the ears.
A ringing in the ears is a medical condition called tinnitus. The condition is very common and affects an estimated 50 million adults in the United States. The noise can be intermittent or continuous, and it can vary in volume. Tinnitus is usually caused by prolonged exposure to loud noise. Other causes of tinnitus include blockages of the ear due to wax buildup or ear infections, certain drugs, the natural aging process and injuries to the head and neck.