Practising at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, Professor Manohar Bance is one of the UK’s leading otologists. 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, vertigo, and Eustachian tube disorders. 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 before he moveed 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, 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 145 peer reviewed publications and 9 book chapters as well as being a co-editor of a book, 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 and a Council member of the RSM Otology section. 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.