Needs market (Started 15/2/22) - Coggle Diagram
Needs market (Started 15/2/22)
Hearing loss (500,000 in Singapore).
1 in 11 Singaporeans have hearing loss (Gleneagles)
Emotional & psychological implications
Social isolation, frustration, shame, low self-esteem :
Age-Related hearing loss (Presbycusis)
Worsening hearing loss at higher freq
Magnesium combats free radicals, acts as barrier protecting inner ear hair cells
Tinnitus (ringing/noises in one or both ears) - 15-20% of people, esp common in older adults.
Zinc in almonds, cashews, dark chocolate helps
21.1% Singaporeans 50 and above have
1 in 3 aged 65 and 74 have. 75 onwards, about half have trouble hearing.
Higher intakes of calcium, iron and fat were assoc with higher odds of tinnitus
-> is it because lesser zinc absorbed?
Potassium - plays large role in inner ear functions, converts sounds into signals for brain to interpret
Diabetes: higher risk of damaged nerves and blood bessels of inner ear
Pre-diabetes: 30% increased risk
Adjusting salt & sugar threshold programme
Insomnia and stress
Vitamin D and calcium/magnesium helps sleep + more soundly
Food squares idea
Gout (4.2% in Singapore as of 2012)