Prof Simon Lloyd

Personal profile

Professor Simon Lloyd studied Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London qualifying in 1996. He was trained in ear nose and throat surgery at several major teaching hospitals in London including the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital.He has undertaken super-specialist training in surgery of the ear and skull base at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and has had visiting fellowships to the House Institute in Los Angeles and Gentofte Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has been on the specialist register since 2005.

He is experienced in dealing with all aspects of adult and children’s ear nose and throat problems but has a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear in adults and children. This includes middle ear disease, skull base disease particularly acoustic neuromas and hearing restoration including stapedectomy, ossiculoplasty and cochlear and brainstem implantation. He also has a special interest in disorders of balance and tinnitus.

Professor Lloyd is a Consultant ENT surgeon at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Salford Royal Hospital. He is part of the Manchester Skull Base Team. This is the largest unit in the UK dealing with problems around the base of skull, particularly acoustic neuromas.  He is also part of the Manchester Auditory Implant Group that specializes in restoring hearing to profoundly deaf children and adults. He works with a very experienced team of clinicians including neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neurologists, speech therapists and audiologists and in doing so ensures that patients receive the highest quality of care.

Professor Lloyd has a first class BSc in Biochemistry from the University of London and a Master of Philosophy in Neuroscience from Cambridge University. He is an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester.  His research interests include hearing and quality of life of patients with acoustic neuromas, developmental changes in the temporal bone and its relevance to cochlear implantation and predictors of growth in acoustic neuromas amongst others. He is also heavily involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training. He is widely published in the medical literature in his areas of expertise as well as authoring a number of book chapters. He regularly lectures in his field both nationally and internationally.

Professional Membership



  • Royal College of Surgeons

  • Royal Society of Medicine

  • ENT-UK

  • British Society of Otology

  • British Skull Base Society

  • British Cochlear Implant Group

  • European Academy of Otology and Neurotology

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