The following is a list of frequently asked questions concerning the certification of fitting and measurement modules for Noah.

The main goals of the Certification Process are:

  • Help to ensure that all installed certified modules on a PC system can coexist properly
  • Modules do not adversely affect other software (e.g. Noah and other modules) in the event of a unexpected event (e.g. module locks up or crashes)
  • Modules that make use of commonly used shared hearing instrument programmers (e.g. Noahlink Wireless, HI-PRO) properly release the device for use by other companies
  • Data following a HIMSA data standard (e.g. Audiogram) is stored correctly
  • Modules cannot store or otherwise act in a way that would corrupt (or give the impression) patient data.

Q. How is the testing carried out?

A. HIMSA has established a test site at which all modules are tested, thereby ensuring uniform handling of test procedures. A module is tested for its performance both during installation and during operation on a full Noah 4 and Noah ES installation with all certified software installed, and with all the necessary hardware (and hearing instruments and commonly used programmers) connected. In other words, the HIMSA test is a simulation of the dispenser’s working situation where hearing instruments are fitted and measurements are recorded.

Q. What kind of computers is the software tested on?

A. The software is tested in a Noah network environment on 5 computers with different configurations. 

For Noah certifications the following operating systems are used

  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)
  • Note: HIMSA does not test modules on Enterprise versions of Windows (e.g. Windows 2008 server) as part of the certification process so we cannot guarantee that your modules will run on these systems.

Q. What versions of Noah 4 and the Noah ES client are the certifications good for?

A. The certifications are valid for use on versions of Noah 4 and the Noah ES client that are currently supported by HIMSA.  See HIMSA Product Life Cycle and Platform Strategy – HIMSA for a list of currently supported versions.