Environmental factors affecting conductive hearing loss in Inuit children

Regions: Kitikmeot, Nunavut

Tags: health, children's health, disease, smoking, respiratory, diet, sleep patterns

Principal Investigator: Moore, Jan Allison (2)
Licence Number: 12563
Organization: University of Illinois, McGill University
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: self

Objective(s): To investigate the relationship between diet, sleep patterns and second hand cigarette smoke in the home on upper respiratory infections and subsequent conductive hearing impairment in Inuit children.

Project Description: During 1993, seventy-six families in Coppermine participated in this study. Each child's hearing was assessed and each family was interviewed. Information was gathered on the family routine, diet and parenting style. Additional field trips to collect similar data are planned: the same children and families will be re-assessed during January and March 1994. Changes in hearing capability will be analyzed in terms of diet, sleep pattern and level of smoking.