Cambridge Hearing and Balance

Hearing and Balance services at Spire Cambridge Lea Hosptal

Conditions treated:

  • Hearing loss 
  • Balance problems
  • Tinnitus 
  • Skull base tumours

Cambridge Hearing and Balance brings together a team of leading professionals to offer patients peace of mind that they are receiving the highest standardof private healthcare. Each member of our team is acknowledged as a leader in their field. Comprising of teaching hospital surgeons, scientists, physiotherapists and audiologists, we seamlessly cover all aspects of hearing and balance disorder regardless of complexity. Our patient centred and holistic approach coupled with state-of-the-art equipment delivers accurate diagnosis and targeted treatments.

Our Services


Our philosophy is simple: “Ears should be dry, pain free and hearing”. We encompass the entirepatient journey.

  • Paediatric and adult hearing assessment
  • Surgical management of middle ear disease
  • Hearing aids and hearing implants.
  • CLEAR EAR dewaxing service


We have extensive experience in diagnosing,investigating and treating a wide range of balance disorders including:

  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Vestibular Neuronitis / Labyrinthitis
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo


We are leading experts in the investigation and management of:

  • Tinnitus
  • Pulsatile Tinnitus
  • Hyperacusis

Skull Base Surgery

Our multidisciplinary team delivers effective and holistic management for a variety of complexanterior, central and lateral skull base pathologies.

Our team

Mr Patrick Axon MD FRCS(ORL-HNS) Consultant Otologist and Skull Base Surgeon
With over 10 years experience as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at Cambridge University HospitalsNHS Foundation Trust, Patrick developed extensive experience managing ear disease and receives complextertiary referrals from around the UK and Europe.

Mr Neil Donnelly MSc FRCS(ORL-HNS) Consultant Otologist and Skull Base Surgeon
As a Consultant ENT Surgeon atCambridge University HospitalsNHS Foundation Trust, Neil is amember of a team delivering high quality care in SkullBase Surgery, Otology, Hearing Implantations and leadsa multi-disciplinary balance service.

James Tysome MB BS MA PhD FRCS (ORL-HNS) Consultant ENT Surgeon
James Tysome is a Consultant ENT surgeon at CambridgeUniversity Hospitals NHSFoundation Trust. He treatspatients with complex ear and skull base disease andis a member of the multidisciplinary hearing implantteam and leads the regional skull base service.

To book an appointment or for GP referrals, please call the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital on 01223 266 990 or contact us directly: Mr Axon 01223 370 922 Mr Donnelly 01223 911 288 Mr Tysome 01223 969 714

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