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Patrick Axon

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Doctor  Ear Nose & Throat Surgery



Mr Axon completed subspecialty training in advanced otology, hearing implantation and skull base surgery before being appointed a consultant ENT surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals in 2001.

He has a busy practice managing all paediatric and adult otological problems and receives many tertiary referrals from ENT colleagues around the UK and Europe. He has extensive experience managing childhood and adult middle ear problems in addition to a UK wide service for managing different forms of tinnitus including pulsatile tinnitus.

Mr Axon has been integral to the development of the East of England hearing implant and skull base services which are now amongst the largest Centres in Europe offering the very latest in hearing implant and middle ear reconstruction technology.

Mr Axon has championed the open exchange of surgical outcome data and Chairs the National acoustic neuroma audit. He is President of the British Skull Base Society and is a member of the British Cochlear Implant Group and British Society of Otology. He travels extensively presenting research and outcome data at meetings around the World.

Areas of interest
ENT - Otology - Ear - Cholesteatoma - Ear pain - Ear discharge - Ear infection - Otitis externa - Glue ear - Grommets - Hearing loss - Deafness - Ossiculoplasty - Otosclerosis - Stapedectomy - Hearing aids - Cochlear implantation - Tinnitus - Pulsatile tinnitus - Whooshing tinnitus - Vertigo - Dizziness - Menieres disease - BPPV - Balance disorders - Acoustic neuroma - Vestibular Schwannoma - Glomus tumours

Current NHS consultant posts held

Consultant Otologist, Hearing Implant and Skull Base Surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals, Cambridge

Research interests

Mr Axon is currently researching the management of pulsatile tinnitus. He has close relationships with research teams at the MRC and Cambridge University exploring the optimisation of hearing in cochlear implant users.

His interest in the "normal ear" drives extensive research into middle ear mechanics and reconstructive techniques to deliver a safe, dry and hearing ear.

(Additional) Languages spoken

  • Assamese


Numerous book Chapters and publication of over 50 peer reviewed articles


  • English

Amenities and Features

  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Family/Kids Friendly
  • Underground Station

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