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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

SoundWave Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: SoundWave is a cochlear implant fitting software. This technology provides a platform for clinicians to adjust and customize the sound levels of Advanced Bionics (AB) implant hardware. SoundWave includes several patient programming features to assist in patient fittings. Functionalities of the SoundWave system include the ability to create sound processing workflows, rapidly program select accessories, configure battery usage, and the option to customize program defaults and templates for flexible programming. Additionally, this technology has datalogging capabilities and can monitor implant use and create graphics that indicate the type and loudness of the environments that a patient experiences.

This technology stores patient data in a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database.
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 v23.3
Decision Date: 03/16/2023 at 03:46:41 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Advanced Bionics AG
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/16/2023 at 03:46:41 UTC).