Thera-med Holey Pillow


The Thera-med Holey Pillow is designed specifically to provide effective relief from CNH, pressure sores and chronic ear pain. It has a 12cm hole in an off-centre position to suit a variety of neck lengths and sizes. It It is also very useful for those recovering from ear surgery, ear injuries and ear piercings.

The Holey Pillow has a range of benefits to help sufferers of CNH or other ear pain:

    • Designed specifically for sufferers of CNH
    • Excellent for relieving discomfort from ear piercings or cartilage damage
    • Specially fitted and removable poly/cotton pillow slip
    • Australian made CNH design
    • Polyfill inner around ear hole with memory foam inserts for neck support

Designed in conjunction with health professionals to help with a range of ear related conditions such as:

    • CNH (Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis)
    • Ear cartilage damage
    • Recovery from ear surgery
    • Ear piercings

Soft, adjustable, polyester fibre fill

The inner fill around the ear hole is soft polyester fibre to ensure softness even if the ear does come into contact with this part of the pillow. The polyfill can be removed to lower the height of the pillow if required.

Memory foam inserts

Memory foam inserts run along either side of the ear hole to provide support for the neck and shoulders while the primary function of protecting the ear is maintained.

Other strategies for managing ear pressure injuries include dressings, repositioning and ear cut-outs (made of foam). Finding a comfortable position for patients in palliative care who have ear pressure injuries can be a challenge. The Thera-med Holey pillow is designed to help manage ear pressure in conjunction with these other methods.

Available in two cover options:

Regular: cotton encasement and custom slip. Just like your normal pillow with the comfort of polyfill and memory foam inner for support. This is the recommended version for most users.

Steri Plus: Fully waterproof and easy to clean and wipe down. Recommended for hospitals, nursing homes, health care providers or anywhere that product might be getting used by multiple users or on an ongoing basis by different users.

100% Australian Made

Made to the highest Australian standards in our Melbourne production facility

Thickness Approx 14cm but filling can be removed to lower height if required.
TGA Listed Yes
Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods Number No.174455 Device: Pillow
Size Length:56cm Width:38cm Height:12cm
Hole Position Approx 10cm from one side of pillow and 18cm from other side of pillow.
Hole Size Approx 12cm
Outer Cover Fine Weave 100% Pure Cotton Japara
Outer Cover – Waterproof option (green) Moisture and bacteria-resistant polyurethane ply bonded to a knitted polyester backing
Inner Fill 100% pure polyfill
Inner Foam Suport Australian Made 100% Memory Foam
Country of Manufacture Australian Made


Care Instructions

Inner: Do not immerse in water. Dab clean with a solution of warm water and mild detergent. Do not machine wash. Do not tumble dry. Dry flat away from direct sunlight.

Steri-Plus Cover: It resists moisture, and is easily cleaned by wiping down with mild detergent warm water, and hung to dry.
Wipe stains using a non-phenolic disinfectant in a diluted solution. Do not bleach. Do not machine wash. Do not tumble dry. Line dry. Do not iron. It is an extremely sturdy material that withstands body loads. It is a clinical yet attractive mid green color.

Specifically designed for CNH sufferers

Chonodrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis (CNH – also known as Winklers Disease) is a type of pressure sore. The elderly and habitual side sleepers are those that are most at risk. The Theramed Holey pillow is specifically designed to provide relief to those that suffer this painful condition.

Tried and tested

Trialed at the Sydney South West LHD, to help make life more comfortable for palliative care patients suffering ear pressure injuries. The trial is called the “Ear Pillow Project”.

Removable Poly/Cotton Pillow Slip

Our CNH pillow includes a specially fitted, easily removeable custom slip designed to ensure no painful rubbing results if contact with your ear occurs while you sleep. It is also available in a water-proof Steri-Plus slip.

Proudly Australian made & owned

Our Wool Blend pillows are proudly made in Australia by us, an Australian family owned and run company, using world class manufacturing and health and safety standards.

Designed by health professionals 

We consult with Australian chiro’s, physio’s, osteo’s and naturopaths to design therapeutic products that provide relief from discomfort caused by a range of health conditions. 


Holey Pillow – 100% Cotton – $125.00, Holey Pillow – Steri-Plus (Waterproof) – $125.00