The Original Pillow with a Hole™
The World's #1 Tinnitus Relief Pillow
What is “tinnitus”?
The word “tinnitus”, like many words in the English language, derives from a latin root. In this case it comes from the word for “ringing”.
Anyone who has experienced tinnitus will know why, for tinnitus is the hearing of sounds that don’t emanate from an external source. Such sounds are most frequently perceived as a buzzing, ringing or hissing.
Tinnitus varies in pitch and volume from person to person and can be intermittent or constant. Indeed, your author has a ceaseless low hum in his right ear. It could be worse, and often is.
Tinnitus is not a disease in itself; it is a symptom and it is usually caused by an underlying condition. As for myself, I have what I consider to be clogged “eustachian tubes” (thank you, genetics), and after a head-cold, a long flight and the over -pressurization of my ears – well, there we have it.
What does tinnitus sound like?
Tinnitus is most commonly described as a ringing in the ears, but it varies massively from person to person.
Some people have a low hum, others a high pitches squeal. Sometimes in both ears, sometimes in one. It may be a constant sound or an intermittent amalgam of many. Sometimes the tinnitus is drowned out by ambient noise, sometimes it cuts through even the most enveloping of white noise. It can sometimes be ignored. It can sometimes drive people insane.
It can even be perceived as a familiar song. This is known as musical tinnitus.
Quite frequently a person’s tinnitus can pulse in time with their heartbeat. This is known as pulsatile tinnitus, and it is one of the kinds of tinnitus most treatable with The Original Pillow with a Hole™.
Who gets tinnitus?
What are the risk factors of tinnitus?
There are a number of occupations or lifestyle choices that carry an increased risk of tinnitus, and they are all noise related.
These include being routinely exposed to loud music, whether at a concert or on your headphones, exposure to loud machinery or exposure to loud bangs. All of these affect the delicate workings of the ear and can eventually lead to tinnitus symptoms. There is a clear cause and effect there and steps can and absolutely should be taken to mitigate these known risks.
Yet beyond that there are many, many more causes of tinnitus which are not clearly understood, and they are very difficult to control for.
Such factors can include high blood pressure, stress TMJ, neck pain, jaw pain, blocked eustachian tubes (hello), the list goes on and on. Mine started on an airplane, yours might have started during a particularly stressful meeting as my uncle’s did.
It is often not known what caused it and it is not known entirely how to cure it.
So what can be done about it?
The Original Pillow with a Hole - The Tinnitus Relief Pillow
There are several treatments for tinnitus currently being developed. Some of the most promising attempt to re-train the brain to filter out the disruptive frequencies. We would encourage everyone to seek treatment from an ENT specialist as their first port of call in order to find out what treatment is right for them.
In the meantime, there is a good chance that your tinnitus will be alleviated by The Original Pillow with a Hole™. Especially if you suffer from pulsatile tinnitus.
We have been making this pillow here in England for the last 10 years and it is very effective in relieving pressure from the ear. If you find that your tinnitus is worse at night or is exacerbated by the application of pressure, such as that from your pillow, then this pillow will likely be helpful to you.
There is no way of knowing for sure if it will work for you, but a good indication will be whether putting your ear on your pillow makes your tinnitus worse. If your pillow does make your tinnitus worse, then you should give The Original P.W.A.H® a try.
The Original P.W.A.H® V2
Our newest and largest PWAH®. Based on 10 years of user feedback. Excellent for both short and long term use.£44.99 – £69.99 Select options
The Original P.W.A.H®
Our longest serving and most enduringly popular design. Useful for so many things. It is truly "Your Ear's Best Friend®."£34.99 – £54.99 Select options
The Waterproof & Wipe Clean P.W.A.H®
Waterproof and wipe-clean. This PWAH® is perfect for those using creams and ointments, or those who find their pillow is often in the wash.£44.99 – £69.99 Select options
The Original Travel P.W.A.H®
This Original Travel P.W.A.H® is portable, durable and comes with a stylish travel bag to protect it. Fits easily into carry-on luggage.£54.99 – £64.99 Select options
The Pillow Without A Hole™
A luxurious full sized pillow. You spend over a third of your life in bed, so we spared no expense here.£39.99 Add to basket
The Original Leg Pillow with a Hole™
Ideal for sciatica, back and leg pain. It reduces pressure on the lower body and promotes proper spinal alignment.£34.99 Add to basket
The Doughnut PWAH®
The Doughnut PWAH® is compact, portable, and effective. Ideal for piercings or wearing earphones.£24.99 – £32.99 Select options
The Original Pillowcase with a Hole™ (Colours)
Soft and silky and available in a variety of stunningly rich colours! These pillowcases fit The Original P.W.A.H® range of pillows.£29.99 Select options
The Original Pillowcase with a Hole™ V2
Additional pillowcases for the Original P.W.A.H® V2 - Made from beautifully soft 100% cotton sateen.£34.99 – £84.99 Select options
The Original P.W.A.H® comes with a refund guarantee.
If you are not satisfied, return it to us within 14 days of receipt, in any condition, and we will refund you.
(But we’re sure you’ll love it)