Patrick Axon, Neil Donnelly and James Tysome are part of a team at Cambridge University Hospitals that enjoys a world-wide reputation for it’s expertise in hearing, balance and skull base surgery. The Cambridge Hearing Implant Programme and Skull Base Unit provide care for a population of over 7 million and are amongst the busiest units in Europe. 

The Cambridge Hearing and Balance Team are actively involved in research and have close collaborations with the Department of Psychoacoustics at the MRC Brain and Cognition Sciences Unit in Cambridge, the Cambridge University Department of Physiology, The Ear Institute University College London and numerous Industry partners.

Training is an integral part of our activity and each year we competitively appoint to our Fellowship programme, offering highly sub-specialist training in otology, hearing implantation and skull base surgery. For the past six years we have run the annual Cambridge Advanced Otology Course for senior trainees and consultants. In addition to this, our Early Years Temporal Bone courses occurs 4 times per year and is aimed at providing exposure to ear surgery to more junior trainees.