1) Listening of any sort is good. There are times we need to listen to judge, evaluate, compare, and separate. Listening to hear - that is listening with the heart, listening with the whole of who you are, listening to that of God within you as you listen to that of God in the other - is blessed. It arises in relationship and brings wholeness. It deepens faith and nurtures community.
2) Quakerism is a listening spirituality. That is, listening (what I have been calling listening to hear) is the pattern for Quaker faith and practice.