Disclaimer Summary

General principles are described. They may not apply in your circumstances. Please do not make decisions about your own ENT problems based on information in this website – Always discuss your problem with your own doctor.

The content of this website should not in anyway be interpreted or perceived as medical advice given by Mr Pringle. Mr Pringle is only able to provide medical diagnosis and professional advice during consultations with patients.

Mr Pringle aims to provide correct information on this website but cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of all of the information contained in this website or for the consequences of any action taken by any individual on the basis of any information contained in this website. Always discuss your individual circumstances with your own Doctor.



All information and advice on this website is of a general nature and may not apply to you. This medical information is provided to help people understand ENT conditions. Please do not base any treatment decisions on information in this website without discussing your condition with your own qualified medical practitioner. We can not be held responsible for any treatment decision based solely on this website.

Legal notices: Terms of Use

Access to the public area of this website www.EarsAndHearingUK.com is provided to you free of charge and without any requirement to register your personal details with us. By using this website you signify agreement to the terms of use as contained in the following disclaimer, limitation of liablity, links, jurisdiction, copyright and personal privacy notices.


(1) No advice

This website contains general information about medical conditions and treatments. The information is not advice and should not be treated as such.

(2) Credit

This document was created using an SEQ Legal template.

(3) No warranties

The medical information on this website is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. We make no representations or warranties in relation to the medical information on this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, we do not warrant or represent that the medical information on this website:

(a) will be constantly available, or available at all; or

(b) is complete, true, accurate, up to date or non-misleading.

(4) Professional assistance

You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

If you have any specific questions about any medical matter, you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition, you should seek immediate medical attention.

You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.

(5) Limiting our liability

Nothing in this medical disclaimer will:

(a) limit or exclude our liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;

(b) limit or exclude our liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c) limit any of our liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or

(d) exclude any of our liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

All information and advice on this website is of a general nature and may not apply to you. Although we take care to update our pages regularly, medical knowledge is constantly advancing, and we cannot promise that all the information will always be up to date and accurate.

Limitation of liablity

Mr M.B.Pringle will not accept liability for any loss or damages arising from your use of information contained within or accessed via the www.EarsAndHearingUK.com website. We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to the website and you should not rely on it being permanently available online. This does not affect your statutory rights and we do not seek to exclude or limit our liablity for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other act not capable of being excluded under English Law.


Links to third party websites are provided for your convenience and ease of use. We do not have any control over the continued availablity, quality or relevance of the content of third party websites. The presence of a link from this website does not necessarily imply our endorsement or recommendation of the owners, operators, products, services or content of the linked website.


This website is based in England. By using this website you agree that such use is subject to English Law. Any dispute arising from your use of this site will be determined exclusively in the English Courts.

Copyright / intellectual property

Except where otherwise identified, the original images and written material on this site are the intellectual property and / or copyright of Mr Mike B Pringle who asserts all his moral rights as the author of the work. The information may be freely reproduced in its entirety by photocopying, print, electronic publishing or any other means on condition that no additions, deletions or any other alterations are made to the text, that the authorship is acknowledged, and that the information is circulated for the benefit of patients. Extracts may be made for personal use or study but commercial use is prohibited without express prior permission. If any of the material presented on this site is subject to additional restrictions then you must abide by those restrictions.

Personal privacy

We do not collect personal data about you when you visit this the public areas of this website. If you leave contact details on our feedback form, we will not share those details with any third party. We do not accept e-mail communications from patients or potential patients because of security and confidentiality issues concerning medical information over the internet. We do not use cookies. Our website hosting service automatically collects information on the IP address (a code that identifies your computer’s link to the internet), pages visited, times of day, and types of browser used by visitors to the site. This information is used in aggregate form only. There is no intention to obtain or use personal data by this means. Any data thus collected which could identify an individual will be handled by us in compliance with the terms of the UK Data Protection Act.

Compliance with UK standards

This website has been written to comply with current UK standards regarding the publishing of medical service information on the Internet, as published by the General Medical Council in “Good Medical Practice” November 2006 and by the Advertising Standards Authority.

Comments and complaints

If you have a comment, question or complaint about the content of this site please use our contact form. We will not enter into any e-mail correspondence about individual cases.

Patient Comments

  • I was very happy with my consultation with Mr. Pringle. I felt I was in safe hands and confident that he could deal with my problem. I would not hesitate to have another appointment with Mr. Pringle. Many thanks.

    CW, Dec 2016

  • Mr Pringle's analysis of my case and discussion of potential treatment inspires me with hope that my long running condition can be overcome.

    DT, Nov 2016

  • I was very happy and confident with my consultation with Mr Pringle. Highly impressed. My partner was also impressed by the time given.

    FB, Aug 2016

  • Mr Pringle was efficient, patient and thorough during my consultation. I was reassured by his quiet, matter of fact approach. I received a prompt response to an email enquiry and a further test was arranged swiftly and efficiently. I will respect Mr Pringle's advice regarding any further treatment I may require.

    SH, Jul 2016

  • Mr Pringle's examination and explanation of my medical condition was very easy to understand and very reassuring. I left his consulting room feeling relieved and happy.

    PD, Jul 2016

  • When I arrived I found him to be very pleasant man and understanding of my condition who talked me through a procedure he undertook there. I was treated very well there and Mr Pringle saw me before the op and talked me through it and then afterwards. I found the whole experience went extremely well and would be more than happy to recommend Mr Pringle to anyone.

    PP, Jul 2016

  • Mr Pringle was all I could have hoped for in a consultant. Polite and thorough, he did not rush me and took time to explain everything. I have every confidence in his ability to provide a diagnosis and treatment for my health issue.

    LL, Jun 2016

  • I was very impressed by Mr Pringle's professionalism and his ability to carry out an investigation on our first meeting, the latter was something I really valued as it ruled out a number of worries that I had in my mind.

    DB, May 2016

  • I had a thorough consultation with Mr Pringle. He took time to explain to me what was wrong with my ear in great detail showing me an image of my ear through a microscope and drawing diagrams to simplify his explanations.

    DM, May 2016

  • Mr Pringle made me feel entirely at ease and I felt that he recognised my symptoms immediately and acted promptly and efficiently to get me the treatment needed. He gave me time to ask questions and answered them knowledgeably.

    MP, Apr 2016

  • I think some patients may feel a bit daunted about the thought of seeing private consultant but Mr Pringle was very down to earth and made me feel totally at ease.

    JK, May 2015

  • My 2 year old daughter was completely at ease with Mr Pringle. He gave me time to explain her condition and gave me clear advice on the next course of action to take. Very happy mum.

    HH, May 2015

  • I would be very happy to recommend Mr Pringle to anyone seeking advice or help in his specialist areas – a thoroughly professional consultant who listens and displays empathy for the patient.

    RO, May 2015

  • Mr Pringle was clear and concise in his explanation, discussing different options and reaching conclusion. His manner was professional at all times and I felt the appointment to be worthwhile.

    EC, May 2015

  • I chose Mr Pringle based on his description on his Spire overview. He seemed to have the speciality that I needed for my medical condition. He gave a clear diagnosis of what was happening and suggested what was required next. So far I have been very happy with the service I have received.

    D, Apr 2015

  • Mr Mike Pringle was very efficient in clinic, seeing me 30 mins ahead of my appointment time. He effectively grasped the problem I was complaining of and following an examination helped me understand what treatments might be available to me.

    TR, Apr 2015

  • Mr Pringle was very professional and made the process of his diagnosis very clear. He made us feel comfortable and went through the stages in detail and answered our questions thoroughly.

    ST, Mar 2015

  • Mr Pringle listens carefully to what to had to say and quickly diagnosed the issue. I had been kept waiting for months on the NHS and Mr. Pringle resolved my issue during the first appointment with him. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone.

    RD, Mar 2015

  • Mr Pringle was very relaxing and listened to everything I had to say, and indeed took all this on board, which in any medical situation it’s extremely refreshing.

    JM, Mar 2015

  • A very thorough consultation where I felt I was listened to fully and felt reassured that all my questions has been answered,I would thoroughly recommend to anyone.

    KH, Mar 2015