CID is a financially independent affiliate of Washington University School of Medicine.
CID shares the same campus with CID at Washington University School of Medicine programs.
An alliance that began as a trusted handshake in 1931 became a formal affiliation in September 2003 when, after decades working together, Washington University School of Medicine entered into an historic agreement with CID - Central Institute for the Deaf.
This new affiliation formally transferred CID’s graduate training program (PACS - Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences),
hearing research programs and adult audiology clinic, along with its state-of-the art, 66,000-square-foot campus and research facilities, into the Washington University School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology.
The CID school, early intervention and professional outreach programs remained with CID - Central Institute for the Deaf, a financially independent institution.
CID is located within and is a member of the Washington University Medical Center, which includes the School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish-Children's Hospitals in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis. CID provides practicum experiences for local graduate students, including deaf education and audiology students in the PACS
program and students in the early intervention and speech-language programs at Fontbonne University
. Master teachers, audiologists and administrators in the CID school serve on the faculty of local university programs.
CID benefits from affiliation with the internationally renowned Harold W. Siebens Hearing Research Center, the Center for Childhood Deafness and other laboratory sites composing hearing and deafness research
at CID at Washington University School of Medicine
. The CID school staff cooperates and collaborates with childhood deafness researchers at Washington University and elsewhere to improve listening and spoken language for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. In addition, CID at Washington University School of Medicine adult hearing clinics
include the Spencer T. Olin Clinic located on the CID campus.