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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Minimum Speech Test Battery (MSTB)
Minimum Speech Test Battery (MSTB) Technology

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Description: The Minimum Speech Test Battery (MSTB) is used to evaluate speech perception abilities of hearing-impaired veterans. This software allows patients to be screened and qualified for cochlear implants. This technology consists of a high-quality compact disk (CD) recording of Consonant-Vowel Nucleus-Consonant (CNC) words and subsets of the AzBio Sentence and Bamford-Kowal-Bench Sentence-In-Noise (BKB-SIN) tests. This recording format allows the speech and noise to be presented from separate loudspeakers in the sound field at different (fixed) presentation levels.

This technology does not utilize a database as it does not store data.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v24.3
Decision Date: 03/11/2024 at 14:14:39 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Auditory Potential, LLC
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/11/2024 at 14:14:39 UTC).