Making musical
dreams come true...
one at a time

Making musical
dreams come true...
one at a time

Making musical
dreams come true...
one at a time

Making musical
dreams come true...
one at a time

What is the Turn It Up foundation?

Provides funding to deaf and hard of hearing elementary age children for musical pursuits, such as piano lessons, band instruments, and more.

What is the inspiration behind Turn It Up?

Chuck Dillehay, founder of Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts, shares, “Created in honor of my 10th grade son Caleb, completely deaf in both ears, but through the miracle of cochlear implants, he leads a full and extremely productive life. Caleb is also musically talented and plays both percussion and keyboard. During high school football games, it’s so inspiring to see him on the front row of the marching band. And, listening to him play the piano has brought many to tears of joy. Caleb is our superstar and hero, and it’s our wish that others will be inspired by him too.”

How are the awards distributed?

Each year, we review applications for scholarships for music lessons or other musical pursuits. Awards are intended to assist recipients with educational costs, including tuition and fees. Award amounts average around $1,500 for the school year.

Q. What do these celebrity musicians have in common?

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Brian Wilson
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Eric Clapton
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Pete Townsend
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Neil Young
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Ozzy Osbourne
musician-pc
Phil Collins

A. They all suffer from hearing problems.

Of course, Beethoven is the prime example of the successful musician with hearing issues. The deaf 18th century composer’s hearing began declining in his 20s, meaning he created his most celebrated works long after his hearing was gone.

Yes! Early Intervention Matters!

Screen the child for hearing loss after birth before 1 month of age

Confirm the hearing loss with an audiology evaluation before 3 months of age

Fit the child with appropriate amplification within 1 month of confirmation of hearing loss

Enroll in family centered early intervention program by 6 months of age

Yes! Early Intervention Matters!

Screen the child for hearing loss after birth before 1 month of age

Confirm the hearing loss with an audiology evaluation before 3 months of age

Fit the child with appropriate amplification within 1 month of confirmation of hearing loss

Enroll in family centered early intervention program by 6 months of age

Yes!
Early Intervention Matters!

Screen the child for hearing loss after birth before 1 month of age

Confirm the hearing loss with an audiology evaluation before 3 months of age

Fit the child with appropriate amplification within 1 month of confirmation of hearing loss

Enroll in family centered early intervention program by 6 months of age

Yes! Early Intervention Matters!

Screen the child for hearing loss after birth before 1 month of age

Confirm the hearing loss with an audiology evaluation before 3 months of age

Fit the child with appropriate amplification within 1 month of confirmation of hearing loss

Enroll in family centered early intervention program by 6 months of age

With the support of our loyal conference attendees, we raised over $6,000 in 2016!
100% goes directly to fund scholarships.

2017 Funding Goal

$10,000 from attendees.

$10,000 from Chuck Dillehay. 100% match!

$20,000 Total

Primary goal is to have 100% participation. When we’re asking for contributions from large foundations, they tell us they first want to know the current participation rate. If we can say that everyone participates, then we’re more likely to receive funding.

With the support of our loyal conference attendees, we raised over $6,000 in 2016!
100% goes directly to fund scholarships.

2017 Funding Goal

$10,000 from attendees.

$10,000 from Chuck Dillehay. 100% match!

$20,000 Total

Primary goal is to have 100% participation. When we’re asking for contributions from large foundations, they tell us they first want to know the current participation rate. If we can say that everyone participates, then we’re more likely to receive funding.

We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.

– Sir Winston Churchill

Turn It Up is a premier nonprofit organization serving the oral deaf and hard of hearing community. We are proud to partner with the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) in this endeavor.

The Foundation, created in honor of Caleb Dillehay, will provide funding to deaf and hard of hearing children for musical pursuits, such as piano lessons, band instruments, and more. Check out this video of Caleb performing a song on the piano at this year’s conference!

Donate

Help a hearing impaired child pursue musical endeavors! On behalf of all the children that will benefit from the Turn It Up Foundations, thank you for your generosity!

When you donate make sure to include “Turn It Up” in the “In Honor Of” box under the optional fields. Thank you for your support!

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