Welcome to Elkin Insurance, your team of local insurance professionals / educators has proudly served the Tri-County and surrounding communities for almost 10 years. We are now licensed to help in 7 states including NC, SC, VA, PA, WA, NJ & FL. We specialize in Health, Life, Annuity insurance Retirement Planning. Our goal is to give personalized attention to each client’s needs. We attempt to match your insurance needs and budget to the best insurance plan available in our area.
Our motto “We care about you!” is a philosophy we live by in each interaction with our clients. We care about the community we live in and the people we serve here. If you have questions, we have answers. Come by or give us a call to experience the exceptional customer service we are known for.
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According to the National Institute of Aging, hearing loss effects 1 in 3 people age 65-74 and half of people age 75 and older. Why should you care about that? Studies (Lin, 2011) have shown that hearing loss in seniors has been linked to decline in cognitive abilities such as concentration and memory, and an increased risk of developing dementia.
Hearing loss is close to our hearts due to the fact that it afflicts many in our own families and we see 1st hand the devastating effects upon our own loved ones and their immediate family members.
What should you do if you suspect you suffer from hearing loss? Talk to your family doctor. They may be able to diagnose or treat your problem or they may refer to an ENT (ear, nose, throat) doctor or an audiologist.
How is hearing loss treated? You may be advised that you need hearing aids which an audiologist will show you how to use. Talk to your Elkin Insurance agent about how to access your hearing benefit.
If you have only mild to moderate hearing loss, an OTC (over-the-counter) hearing aid may benefit you. The FDA has approved OTC hearing aids which will be sold in stores and online without a prescription, doctors exam, or fitting by audiologist. These are scheduled to be available by mid-October 2022.
As always, your agent at Elkin Insurance is always on top of resources to help our clients stay healthy and happy. We look forward to serving you and answering any questions you may have.
Lin FR, Metter EJ, O'Brien RJ, Resnick SM, Zonderman AB, Ferrucci L. Hearing loss and incident dementia. Arch Neurol. 2011 Feb;68(2):214-20. doi: 10.1001/archneurol.2010.362. PMID: 21320988; PMCID: PMC3277836.
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