Some are teaching that God does not speak to us today as He did when the Church began. Why would God do that? Do you suppose He is disgusted with us?
The entire Bible is a record of God speaking to people. Does it make sense that God will not speak to us any longer because now we have a Bible? This is preposterous! Yet this idea sometimes is taught.
Is the Bible going to tell us what job to take; if and where we should go to college; whom we should marry; where we should move?
The Bible speaks in general Christian principles. It does not answer the detailed questions we may have. Our need for answers becomes greater with the passing days. We need to hear from the Lord.
The idea that God does not speak to people today is one of the more destructive of the current errors, such as that Divine grace is an alternative to growth in godly behavior.
Ordinarily God does not speak to our physical ears but to our mind. There are some people to whom God does not speak often even to their mind. But such individuals may have a set of cues that they use to determine God's immediate will. It may be a sense of peace, for example, when they make a decision.
If I am correct, most people will hear God in their mind if they spend time waiting on Him and are obedient.