Hi Was just wondering if anyone out there know the answer to a few of my questions? I was diagnosed with a hearing loss about 2 years ago. I have constantly tried to wear my NHS plastic moulds and have been to two different types of private hearing aid suppliers. The trouble is that my NHS aids don't actually aid me- especially in the environment that I teach in ( i teach Year 1). Whilst the open air digital aid is better for my moderate hearing loss- I can't actually afford the £2000 cost, and am currently finding that I need to wear something as I do miss parts of conversations. Up to know- been struggling along, and I wanted to know if I can claim anything on private health care insurance we have with school (main stream school). Has anyone done this? Apparently can't claim on NHS as primary care trust don't do the aid I need! Would like to hear from anyone who currently wears hearing aids and teaches. What are the children's reactions?