The Dragonfly Story

Literacy – Voiceless Sounds

Children may experience difficulty hearing the voiceless sounds found within words.  Voiceless sounds are sometimes referred to as “soft sounds”.  These are the sounds we form in our mouth, rather than from deep within our throat or voice box.  In some cases of conductive hearing loss, voiceless sounds may not be heard at all and blends in words may be reduced or damaged, for example, “st” may be hurt as “d”.