New research shows people with dyslexia may have as hard of a time with the spoken word as they do with the written word.
The MIT experiment found adults with dyslexia have more trouble matching a voice to animated characters than those who don't have the reading disorder.
Researchers say dyslexics may be challenged in distinguishing sounds that eventually have to be linked to written letters and words.
They hope the discovery can be used to spot and help at-risk kids before they reach kindergarten.
The study is in the journal "Science."