The modified rhyme test (MRT) is a words-in-noise test that is used as a part of screening and testing procedures within the United States military. Each trial has a carrier phrase followed by a target word (“Please select the word CAT”). Listeners choose the target from a set of six options. Competing words differ only in the starting or ending consonant sound (e.g., “BAT,” “VAT,” “SAT,” “RAT,” and “THAT”). The present study had two goals. The first goal was to improve the efficiency of the MRT by eliminating the carrier phrase and providing only the test word. This should quicken data collection. The second goal was to determine the effect of reducing the number of alternatives. Reducing the number of alternatives should reduce response time, but may affect data quality. Aside from the primary goals, other parameters were adjusted: signal-to-noise ratio, presentation level, noise type, and filtering condition. Over 3000 service members participated in the study from multiple sites. The MRT was administered on calibrated tablet and headphones. Findings will be discussed. [The views expressed in this abstract are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.]