Effect of life in industrialized societies on hearing in natives of easter island

  title={Effect of life in industrialized societies on hearing in natives of easter island},
  author={Marcos Goycoolea and Hortensia G. Goycoolea and Leonardo G. Rodriguez and C. R. Carre{\~n}o Farf{\'a}n and G C Martinez and Ricardo Vidal},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
In an effort to determine whether life in industrialized societies can have an effect on hearing, 90 natives from Easter Island over 45 years old were evaluated. They underwent complete clinical and audiological assessment and were divided into groups according to those having lived only on the island or those having lived in modern civilization. With all factors being equal, except exposure to modern civilization, our results showed that living in civilized societies has a significant negative… 

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