Professor Manohar Bance is one of the UK’s leading otologists. Practising in Cambridge at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, he has been a subspecialist in diseases and surgery of the ear for 23 years, during which time he has performed thousands of major ear surgeries.
Professor Bance’s practice covers the management of all diseases of the ear including otosclerosis, chronic ear disease, eardrum perforation, genetic hearing loss, cholesteatoma, tumours of the middle and inner ear. He also treats vertigo caused by a number of different diseases of the ear, such as Meniere´s disease, vestibular migraine and BPPV.
Professor Bance also specialises in Eustachian tube disorders such as balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube, and patulous Eustachian tube. He has run a Eustachian tube disorders clinic for 12 years. Professor Bance is an expert in the selection and the fitting of cochlear implants, and collaborates closely with engineers to produce the next generation of machine-neural interfaces.
Professor Bance originally qualified from the University of Manchester before pursuing training in Canada. His residency was at the University of Toronto, and he practised as a consultant there for six years. He also received his MSc in Neurophysiology from the University of Toronto. He then moved on to Dalhousie University, where he became Professor and Head of the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Dalhousie University in Canada, and Director of the EAR Lab.
After a 21-year career at Dalhousie, Professor Bance moved back to the UK where he became the inaugural Professor of Otology and Skull Base Surgery at the University of Cambridge and was Fellowship trained in Otology and Neurotology. He has over 220 peer reviewed publications and 9 book chapters as well as being a co-editor of two books. Much of Professor Bance´s research has been on middle ear surgery, as well as how to optimize hearing results. His current research is on the optimization of cochlear implant and middle ear implant hearing results.
Professor Bance is a board member of the Politzer Society, a member of the American Otology Society, the American Neurotology Society, the Triological Society and the Collegium Otorhinolaryngologica Amicitiae Sacrum. He is also president of the RSM Otology section and chair of the British Cochlear Group. Professor Bance is also a council member of the British Society of Otology and is Academic lead in Otology and Neurotology at Cambridge University Hospitals Trust. He has been invited to speak at hundreds of meetings worldwide.