ReSound Forte is a family of RIC, BTE, ITE, and MIH instruments available from Costco with features similar to ReSound LiNX 3D 9 products. It replaces the ReSound Cala product line.
Forte is available in two technology levels: 8 and 6. Forte 8 has 17 channels and 9 gain handles, and certain wireless models have premium ear-to-ear communication features such as Binaural Directionality III with Spatial Sense and Binaural Environmental Optimizer II. Forte 6 has 14 channels and 7 gain handles. All wireless models support Made for iPhone (MFi) direct audio streaming.
Forte 8 includes the following models: 312 RIC, 13 RIC, Mini BTE, Standard BTE, Power BTE, High Power BTE, IIC, CIC, ITC, ITE Half/Full Shell, MIH-S, and MIH. Forte 6 excludes RICs, High Power BTE, 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 312 or 13 battery. RICs are wireless and directional.
The following models are available with a t-coil: 13 RIC, Mini BTE, Standard BTE, Power BTE, High Power BTE, ITC, ITE HS/FS, and MIH.
ReSound Smart 3D for Apple iOS:
ReSound Smart 3D for Android: