I take Ezekiel 3:27 to be agreeing with the imagery of a fallen tree:
[Ecc 11:3 NASB] (3) If the clouds are full, they pour out rain upon the earth; and whether a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, wherever the tree falls, there it lies.
With a tree, wherever the tree has fallen it is too late to change. Jerusalem was about to be cut down like a forest and in whatever state of repentance they were in when they were felled is where they will forever be.
Hearing is tightly coupled with faith in the scriptures:
[Gal 3:2, 5 NASB] (2) This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? ... (5) So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?
[Job 42:5 NASB] (5) "I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You;
[Rom 10:17 NASB] (17) So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
We see it also in the Tanach:
[Neh 9:3 NLT] (3) They remained standing in place for three hours while the Book of the Law of the LORD their God was read aloud to them. Then for three more hours they confessed their sins and worshiped the LORD their God.
Hearing, like faith entails obedience.
In the prophetic context of the gospels there seems to be an allusion to this:
[Isa 32:3 NASB] (3) Then the eyes of those who see will not be blinded, And the ears of those who hear will listen.
So who are those who hear?:
[Jhn 8:47 KJV] (47) He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
In the context of John's gospel this seems to be a reference to the elect lost sheep of Israel/144,000 from each tribe whom the LORD had promised to search out, resurrect, fill with his breath and make into a kingdom of priests (Ezekiel 34, 37). With these the Messiah ratified a new covenant and wrote the Torah upon their hearts. This is being born over/from above:
[Heb 8:8-12 NLT] (8) But when God found fault with the people, he said: "The day is coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah. (9) This covenant will not be like the one I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand and led them out of the land of Egypt. They did not remain faithful to my covenant, so I turned my back on them, says the LORD. (10) But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day, says the LORD: I will put my laws in their minds, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. (11) And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, 'You should know the LORD.' For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already. (12) And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins."