Oh ho! I thought I was the only one this happened to. At least now I know this disorder has a name ...
It is a familiar and unnerving sensation: the false belief that you can hear your mobile phone ringing or vibrating.
Now the phenomenon is so widespread it has an official name: "ringxiety".
People have grown emotionally dependent on their mobiles for feelings of self-worth, claim psychologists.
So when we "hear" an imaginary ring, or think vibrations on a bus are a call, it is the subconscious calculating how popular we are.
If "ringxiety" doesn't catch on, I have another idea for a name: hypovibria. You know? Like hypochondria? Bueller?