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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Phonak Target
Phonak Target Technology

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Description: Phonak Target is hearing aid fitting software that provides access to hearing instrument and accessory features. This solution enables testing the patient`s hearing directly through many hearing instruments, taking into account the properties of the patient`s ears and the chosen hearing instruments.

This software can connect to Audeo B-Direct, found on Phonak hearing aids, which offers direct connectivity to any Bluetooth phone.

This technology uses NOAH as the programming interface and a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database to store audiogram data, which gets automatically imported into Phonak Target and taken into account for the pre-calculation at the start of a fitting. The database stores key elements of the previous fitting, enabling migration across models and product families and software versions, to the new fitting. Transferred elements include the fine-tuned frequency responses and the customized program structure. All data are stored in the `Data` folder which is found on the user`s local computer.
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: 03/29/2024 at 02:26:06 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Phonak
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/29/2024 at 02:26:06 UTC).