Mr Junaid Hanif

Consultant ENT Surgeon
MB ChB, FRCS (Otol.), FRCS (ORL), MPhil

Practising at

Spire Norwich Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Junaid Hanif at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Balance disorders
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Otology
  • Paediatric otolaryngology
  • Rhinology
  • Sleep disorders / snoring
  • Ear surgery for all ear conditions including infections, perforated ear drums, cholesteatoma, ear canal disease, wax removal.
  • Bone conducting hearing implants
  • Nasal surgery for breathing, dizziness and vertigo

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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 GPs and he has established an annual Ear Care Course held at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. This is a successful and well attended course.

Clinical Interests

Ear, nose and throat
Balance disorders

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.

Private contact details

Telephone 01603 255574
Private secretary Khurshid - Practice Manager
Private secretary telephone Practice Manager - 01953 606644 / 07795 208824
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Lecturer at UEA Medical School

Clinical Lead for undergraduate teaching in ENT

Educational Supervisor to ENT trainee surgeons

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Consultant ENT Surgeon, James Paget University Hospital

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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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