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NAB® Auditory Comprehension Test

Robert A. Stern, PhD, and Travis White, PhD

Assess language impairments, aphasia, and deficits in auditory comprehension
Paper and pencil, E-Manual, Download
Age range:
18 years to 97 years
10–15 minutes
Qualification level:
A degree, certificate, or license to practice in a health care profession or occupation, including (but not limited to) the following: medicine, neurology, nursing, occupational therapy and other allied health care professions, physician's assistants, psychiatry, social work; plus appropriate training and experience in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical behavioral assessment instruments. Certain health care providers may be eligible to purchase selected "B" and "C" level instruments within their area of expertise. Specifically, relevant supervised clinical experience using tests (i.e., internship, residency, etc.) in combination with formal coursework ( i.e., Tests and Measurement, Individual Assessment, or equivalent) qualifies a health care provider to purchase certain restricted products. Any PAR Customer already qualified to purchase a "B" or "C" level product, is also qualified to purchase an "S" level product. If you are not already qualified to purchase a "B"or "C" level product from PAR, please download and complete the special Qualification Form for Medical and Allied Health Professionals. (You will need Adobe Acrobat to view.) Close

Also available! Our In-Person e-Stimulus Books/Panel Cards and Kits are convenient, more hygienic alternatives to paper administration that allow you to administer the NAB face-to-face via tablet. Be sure to download our white paper prior to administering.


Created to be a comprehensive assessment of auditory comprehension, the measure includes six subtests, requiring the examinee to perform various one- to four-step commands; answer questions pertaining to the concepts of before/after, above/below, and right/left; point to and identify body parts; and answer yes-or-no questions.