Central Institute for the Deaf

Since its founding in 1914, Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) has demonstrated that regardless of how severe their hearing impairment, children can learn to speak and to understand the speech of others when early and appropriate education is provided. Today, cochlear implants and powerful digital hearing aids, combined with educational techniques developed at CID, are enabling more children to learn to listen, talk, read and succeed academically. CID teachers and audiologists are experts at helping deaf and hearing-impaired children gain the best possible benefit from today's rapidly changing technologies. We offer a language-rich, assessment-based educational program individualized to help every child achieve success.

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Overall Rating

(4/4)|93.44 Score


(4/4)|95.33 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|92 Score



Headquarter Address

825 South Taylor Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110