Consultant Profile

Mr Junaid Hanif

Mr Junaid Hanif MB ChB FRCS (Otol.) FRCS (ORL) MPhil
Practicing at:
Spire Norwich Hospital
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Balance disorders
    • Head and neck surgery
    • Otology
    • Paediatric otolaryngology
    • Rhinology
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Sleep disorders / snoring
Special clinical interests:

Specialist snoring and sleep disordered breathing clinic
Sleep Apnoea
Endoscopic sinus surgery
Facial pain
Vertigo and dizziness
Bat ear surgery
Ear surgery for hearing loss, chronic disease and discharging ears
Specialist bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA) implant surgery
Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
Glue ears and grommets
Salivary gland surgery
Voice problems

Research interests:
Surgery for sleep apnoea and snoring
Bone anchored hearing aid implantation (the first magnetic implant in East Anglia;
Nasal airflow and causes of reduced airflow
Complications of ear piercing
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Lecturer at UEA Medical School
Clinical Lead for undergraduate teaching in ENT
Educational Supervisor to ENT trainee surgeons
Consultant ENT Surgeon at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
Consultant ENT Surgeon at James Paget University Hospital
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Member of British Medical Association
Member of British Association of Otolaryngologists and Head and Neck Surgeons
Member of British Rhinology Society
Member of British Society of Otologists
Member of British Sleep Society
Member of the International Surgical Sleep Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01603 255574
Private secretary telephone number:
01953 606644 / 07795208824
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Hanif's basic undergraduate degree was gained at Dundee Medical School, Scotland. His training in ENT surgery was in London, Cardiff and Swansea. During his specialist training he spent a year in full time research at Cardiff University and Medical School looking at nasal disease and this research led to the award of Master of Philosophy in Rhinology. He also worked in Australia as a Senior Fellow in Otology for a year where he performed numerous major ear operations.

As well as general ENT surgery his main interests include nasal airway, sinus disease and facial pain, endoscopic sinus surgery, chronic middle ear disease and ear infections, dizziness/vertigo and correction of bat ears (pinnaplasty). As a result of previous research on the complications of ear piercing, he has been interviewed on BBC Breakfast News and quoted in national and international media. His research interests have led to several publications in medical journals.

He also has a sub-specialty interest in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnoea. He runs a specialist snoring and sleep apnoea clinic. He is a member of the International Surgical Sleep Society (

Mr Hanif is very interested in training hospital doctors, nurses and GP's and he has established an annual Ear Care Course held at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. This is a successful and well attended course.

Personal profile:
Mr Hanif is married with a young family. He and his wife share a passion for travel and have travelled extensively around the world. He is also passionate about reading literature. In the past he has held a full private pilot's licence, which has lapsed, but intends to start flying again soon. To keep healthy he plays squash and swims regularly.

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Mr Junaid Hanif

Mr Junaid Hanif Ear, nose and throat Consultant, Norwich, private hospital specialist.

Specialist snoring and sleep apnoea clinic

Mr Junaid Hanif, Specialist snoring and sleep apnoea clinic at Spire Norwich Hospital

Mr Junaid Hanif offers a full and expert service in the private treatment of snoring and sleep apnoea including sleep studies, sleep nasendoscopy and specialist sleep studies. For further details please contact 01953 600018 or

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