ReSound Cala is a family of RIC, BTE, ITE, and MIH instruments available from Costco with features similar to ReSound LiNX2 9 products. It replaces the ReSound Sola product line.
Cala is available in two technology levels: 8 and 6. Cala 8 has 17 channels and 9 gain handles, and certain wireless models have premium ear-to-ear communication features such as Binaural Directionality II with Spatial Sense and Binaural Environmental Optimizer II. Cala 6 has 17 channels and 7 gain handles. All wireless models support Made for iPhone (MFi) direct audio streaming.
Cala 8 includes the following models: 312 RIC, 13 RIC, Standard BTE, Power BTE, IIC, CIC, ITC, ITE Half/Full Shell, MIH-S, and MIH. Cala 6 excludes RICs, IIC, and MIHs.
The IIC, CIC, and MIH-S are non-wireless with omnidirectional microphone and size 10 battery. ITC and ITE HS/FS are wireless or non-wireless with directional mics and 312 or 13 battery. MIH is wireless or non-wireless with omni mic and 312 or 13 battery. BTEs are wireless with directional mics and 13 battery. RICs are wireless and directional.
The following models are available with a t-coil: 13 RIC, Standard BTE, Power BTE, ITC, ITE HS/FS, and MIH.
ReSound Smart for Apple iOS:
ReSound Smart for Android:
From GN Hearing:
On August 1, ReSound Cala was launched in the branded category of Costco’s hearing aid business. The new, exceptionally strong product offering allows GN Hearing to increase its share in the branded category where there is good potential for profitable growth in years to come. Also, the launch allows GN Hearing to further leverage the strong brand recognition of its main brand, ReSound. As a consequence of the increased focus on the new branded products at Costco, GN Hearing will not be the supplier of Kirkland Signature 7.0.