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About Us

Humelan is a Public Benefit Corporation dedicated to helping individuals navigate the complex world of hearing health and wellness. We are guided by our vision to empower human potential through communication equity.

Hearing loss impacts all aspects of life - health, social, occupational, and emotional well-being, and it can feel overwhelming. We understand that no two situations are the same and that people need solutions that support the whole person during this journey.

Our purpose to provide people with the information and tools they need to navigate life with hearing loss while working to make our environment more accessible and inclusive. 

Founded by a mother-daughter team with firsthand experience of hearing loss, our approach is grounded in person-centered care (PCC), putting the person with hearing loss at the center and in the driver's seat, respecting individual preferences and values, prioritizing shared decision-making, and inviting friends and family into the process. 

 

To achieve this, we are focused on three main objectives - offering reliable and clear information, fostering supportive communities that encourage mutual aid and understanding, and developing tools to drive social change together. 

 

Everything we do is created and reviewed by people with firsthand experience of hearing loss, and by world-renowned hearing clinicians and researchers.

Join us on this mission. Together, we can navigate the world of hearing health, improve access for everyone, and empower individuals to live up to their full potential, irrespective of their hearing levels.

Meet the Team

Michal is a renowned physician-scientist in the field of Otology and Implantable Hearing Solutions. Dr. Luntz, who is deaf and uses cochlear implants, experienced gradual hearing loss and was a hearing aid user previously. Her decades-long experience in patient-centered care, ear and cochlear implantation surgery, post-market surveillance, and bionics, combined with her firsthand knowledge of the challenges faced by individuals with hearing loss, equips her with a unique ability to create solutions for those living with hearing loss. 

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Gil is a healthcare leader experienced in scaling person-centered care services and technologies. Her exposure to the world of hearing loss, as Dr. Luntz’s daughter, motivated her to start her career as a healthcare AI algorithm engineer. She later transitioned to healthcare operations and strategy, leading large clinical teams. Understanding the challenges individuals and healthcare systems face has shaped her most recent work, creating scalable AI-based solutions for personalized, whole-person care. Gil holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BS in Biomedical Engineering.

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