His practice stands out in that he has solely chosen to focus on ear and hearing problems with the benefit of being able to offer advanced specialist surgical skills and a full range of hearing rehabilitation options beyond what is typically available in a standard ENT clinic.
He is fellowship-trained in otology and auditory implant surgery and takes pride in effectively treating patients with hearing loss, ear discharge, discomfort, tinnitus and dizziness.
He has a busy NHS practice at the world-leading Royal National ENT Hospital in Central London, part of University College Hospitals NHS Trust. He is also a core member of the Microtia & Craniofacial multidisciplinary team based at the Royal Free Hospital, London.
He regularly undertakes operations that include tympanoplasty for ear drum retractions & perforations, ossiculoplasty using microscopic techniques and prostheses, stapedectomy for otosclerosis, and tympanomastoid surgery for cholesteatoma.
He is rare in routinely offering middle ear surgeries under local anaesthetic which allows a quicker recovery and the ability to monitor hearing during surgery. As a hearing implant surgeon he performs Cochlear implantation, Bone Conduction implantation and Active Middle ear implantation.
As part of this full range of treatment options he advises on when hearing aids are most suitable and thus provides the maximum number of options for hearing rehabilitation whatever the degree of hearing loss.
In addition to his clinical work, Joe makes an active contribution to ENT in the UK and beyond. He has presented research internationally and is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the UCL Ear Institute.
He leads an otology strategy group that drives excellence within research, education and service development in ear and hearing surgery at the Royal National ENT Hospital.
He has a long-held interest in teaching and training regionally & nationally. He is the author of the popular trainee textbooks 'ENT OSCEs' and 'Advanced ENT Training', both published by CRC press.
He has also held a number of national positions, including as council member for the British Society of Otology and the Royal Society of Medicine Otology Section