Young school boy with glasses and cochlear implant


“We’re a very talkative family—and Peter is right there with us!”

— Peter’s mom

Success Stories


Meet Peter, a young CID graduate

Peter came to CID shortly after his birth hospital indicated the need for further hearing testing. His initial diagnosis was moderate hearing impairment. CID audiologists fit him with hearing aids and began monitoring his hearing at 4 months of age. CID family center staff visited the family at home from the beginning, to support them and help them begin to teach Peter to listen and talk.

By his first birthday, Peter had gained 20 or 30 words. By the time he was 18 months old, he lost all of his hearing and all of those words. It was difficult for his parents to accept the second “hit”—the progressive decline and final diagnosis of profound deafness in both ears—but they had the guidance and support of a strong professional community of audiologists and educators at CID.

Peter’s mom recently presented a talk at a CID fundraising event. View the 12-minute video.

Some CID Alumni Colleges

Abraham Baldwin College
AIB College of Business
American University
Antioch College
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Austin University
Bailey Tech
Ball State University
Banks Business College
Baruch College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Bethany College
Blackburn College
Blue Mountain College
Boston University
Brevard College
Brigham Young University
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Brown University
California Polytechnic State University
California State University
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Northridge
Carnegie School of Technology
Central Methodist University
Chattanooga State Technical
Chicago University
Christian College
Clark University
College at Lake County
College of Wooster
Colorado Springs Fine Art Institute
Columbia University
Cornell University
Creighton University
Culver-Stockton College
Denver Community College
DePauw University
Drexel University
Drury University
Earlham College
East Tennessee State University
Eastern Illinois University
Eastern Kentucky University
Edmonton University
Elmhurst College
Elon University
Emory University
Fairfield University
Fontbonne University
Frostburg State University
Gallaudet University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology/Georgia Tech
Goucher College
Grinell College
Hardin-Simmons University
Harper College
Harris Teacher College
Harvard University
Heatherley’s School of Art, London
Hinds Community College
Illinois Medical College
Illinois State University
Indiana University
Instituto Allende
Jackson State Community College
Jacksonville State University
John Wood Community College
Johns Hopkins University
Kansas State University

Kingston University
Lamar University
Lee College
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Lewis University
Lindenwood University
Los Angeles City College
Loyola University Chicago
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Marquette University
Memphis Academy of Arts
Mills College
Mineral Area College
Missouri Baptist University
Missouri Southern State University
Missouri State University
Monmouth College
Montreat College
Morningside College
Nashville Auto Diesel College
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
New York University
Northern Illinois University
Northwestern University
Ohio University
Oklahoma State University
Ouachita Baptist University
Pennsylvania State University
Piedmont Aerospace Institute
Pratt Institute
Purdue University
Randall University
Rend Lake College
Rhode Island School of Design
Robert Morris University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Saint Louis University
San Diego State University
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Scranton College
South Tech
Southeast Missouri State University
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Southern Illinois University
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Southern Methodist College
Southwest Baptist University
Southwestern Illinois College
Southwestern Illinois University
St. Louis Community College
St. Louis Community College–Florissant Valley
St. Louis Community College–Meramec
St. Petersburg College
St. Thomas University
Stanford University
Stephens College
Stetson University
Stevens College
Strayer University
Studio School, New York City
Superior State Teachers College
Swathling College, U.K.
Temple College
Texas A&M University
Texas State University
Texas Woman’s University
Thiel College
Transylvania University
Trine University
Trinity University

Truman State University
Tufts University
Tulsa University
University College, Southampton, England
University of Akron
University of Alabama
University of Alberta
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of British Columbia
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of Central Missouri
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Denver
University of Detroit
University of Georgia
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Indiana
University of Iowa
University of Kansas City School of Medicine
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Madrid
University of Maine
University of Maryland
University of Miami School of Law
University of Miami School of Medicine
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of Missouri-St. Louis
University of North Alabama
University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Dakota
University of Ottawa
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of South Florida
University of Texas
University of Toledo
University of Tulsa
University of Virginia
Utah State University
Vancouver City College
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Vesalius College
Wabash College
Washburn University
Washington State College
Washington University in St. Louis
Waubonsee Community College
Webster University
Wesleyan University
West Texas A&M University
West Virginia University
Western Kentucky University
Western Wyoming Community College
Westminster College
Wharton County Junior College
Whittier College
Wichita State University
Wilmington College
Yale University

Some Alumni Professions

Accounting Officer
Account Executive
Aerospace Engineer
Architect
Architectural Project Manager
Art Director
Artist
Attorney
Auditor
Author
Auto Body Worker
Auto Mechanic
Baker
Banker
Biochemist
Business Owner
CADD Designer
Camera Repairman
Carpenter
Caterer
Chemical Engineer
Chemist
Chief Clerk
Civil Engineer
Coach – Middle School
Communications Director
Communication Development Specialist
Community Advocate
Computer Programmer
Consultant
Cytologist
Cytogeneticist
Dean
Deputy Sheriff
Dental Hygienist
Dentist
Director of Marketing
Director, Program for the Hearing Impaired
Doctor
Draftsman
Early Childhood Educator
Economist
Editor/Publisher
Educational Administrator
Educational Researcher
Equal Opportunity Specialist
Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Electrician
Facility Coordinator
Farmer
Federal Government Employee
Financial Advisor
Foreign Services Officer

Foreman
Fork-Lift Operator
Geologist
Geospatial Analyst
Goat Farmer
Graphic Artist
Highway Design Technician
Homemaker
Horse Breeder and Trainer
Horticulture Worker
Houseparent
Human Resources Officer
ILS Caseworker
Imaging Specialist
Independent Living Specialist
Investment Counselor
Interior Designer
Jeweler
Job Coach
Laboratory Technician
Landscaper
Lawyer
Librarian
Life Insurance Underwriter
Linguist
Lithographer
Magazine Distributor
Mail Handler Equipment Operator
Manager, Planning/Organizational Development
Manufacturing Engineer
Marketing Director
Material Handler
Mathematician
Mayor
Mechanical Engineer
Medical Records Specialist
Medical Researcher
Medical Technician
Microbiologist
Minister
Missionary
Model
Nonprofit Director
Novelist
Occupational Therapist
Office Manager
Oil and Gas Revenue Analyst
Optical Assembler
Packaging Engineer
Painter
Pastor
Payroll Assistant
Philanthropist
Physical Therapist

Plantation Farmer
Plumber
Policy Analyst
Production Designer
Professional Golfer
Professional Photographer
Professional Skater
Program Manager, Center for Independent Living
Psychologist in Special Education
Public Sector Consultant
Race Car Driver
Real Estate Broker
Refrigerator Technician
Research Engineer
Research Specialist
Resident Advisor
Rodeo Cowboy
Sales Manager
Sculptor
Seamstress
Security Officer
Senior Systems Architect
Senior Engineering CADD Designer
Senior Federal Program Manager
Senior Research Associate
Senior Systems Architect
Software/Application Designer
Silversmith
Social Worker
Supermarket Manager
Systems Microbiologist and Geneticist
Taxidermist
Teacher
Teacher of the Deaf
Teacher’s Aide
Technical Assistant
Technical Illustrator
Technical Writer
Tool Maker
Travel Consultant
Truck Driver
University Assistant Professor
University President
University Professor
U.S. Postal Worker
Vice President of a Bank
Visual Information Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Veterinary Assistant
Vocational Consultant for the Deaf
Wardrobe Attendant
Website Engineer
Welder
X-Ray Technician

CID Alumni Association

The CID Alumni Association (CIDAA) has a reunion every five years. The next one is in summer of 2021. Please visit their website for details.