Mr Patrick Axon


Based at:

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital 


ENT (Otolaryngology)

More Information:

Professional qualifications

MD (Dist)

Current posts:

Consultant Otoneurological and Skull Base Surgeon, 
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Clinical availability:

Tuesdays and Fridays


Patrick Axon has over 10 years experience as a consultant ENT surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  He has developed extensive experience managing ear disease and receives complex tertiary referrals from around the UK and Europe.  He has pioneered new surgical techniques for the management of hearing loss and chronic middle ear disease, which have led to clear improvement in patient outcome.  

His postgraduate training and research focused on chronic ear disease, skull base surgery and cochlear implantation.  On arriving in Cambridge he joined well-established multidisciplinary teams devoted to the management of skull base pathology and deafness.  The Cambridge Skull Base Unit and Cambridge Centre for Hearing Implants are recognised as leading European units, attracting trainees from around the World onto their Fellowship Programmes. The Units have managed over 3000 skull base cases and performed over 1000 cochlear implant procedures.


Patrick runs a research programme that has a particular emphasis on pulsatile tinnitus, cochlear implantation, chronic middle ear disease and Neurofibromatosis type 2.  He runs a well-established research fellowship programme attracting researchers from the UK and Europe.  He is a member of the Cambridge Hearing Impairment Research Program (CHIRP) that brings together researchers from the MRC Brain and Cognition Sciences Unit, Cambridge University and Addenbrooke’s NHS Foundation Trust.

His areas of responsibility include clinical lead of the Cambridge Centre for Hearing Implants and the Cambridge Skull Base Unit as well as clinical lead of one of four National Centres managing Neurofibromatosis Type 2.  He is currently Secretary of the British Skull Base Society and on the Council of the British Society of Otology.

Current memberships:

Secretary of the British Skull Base Society
Council of the British Society of Otology
British Association of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
British Cochlear Implant Group
Royal Society of Medicine
European Skull Base Society

Year of first qualification


Professional interests

Chronic ear disease
Paediatric and adult hearing loss
Balance disorders
Skull Base Pathology