Speech Sounds Visualized 4+

Pronunciation & Articulation

Pullman Regional Hospital

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 115 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Want to see exactly how the English speech sounds are made?

Our App allows you to see speech in action to accelerate learning! Simply select the sound you wish to visualize, then watch stunning x-ray videos accurately show how each sound is formed in the mouth. In addition to unique x-ray images, we also provide incredible 3D animations for each and every sound!

Created by a Speech Language Pathologist, a subscription to our App includes numerous features designed to stimulate progress:

*Toggle between 3D animations or x-ray images for all sounds in the English phonetic alphabet
*Sounds are organized into 3 sections: consonants, vowels, and the R-sound combinations
*Sounds can be viewed in the phonetic alphabet symbols if preferred
*Written instructions provided by a Speech Language Pathologist
*Recording capability at the sound, word, and sentence levels
*Words and sentences that highlight each sound provided for extra practice
*Slow motion feature
*Zoom feature
*Customer service available directly through the App via click-through to email or social media
*No advertisements in order to facilitate learning without distraction
*Phonemes included: p,b,m,w,f,v,t,d,s,z,n,l,k,g,h,sh,zh,ng,y,j,ch,th, vowels, and all vocalic r sounds

Subscription Details:

*Monthly Subscription: full access to Speech Sounds Visualized for one month
*Annual Subscription: full access to Speech Sounds Visualized for one year
*Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase
*Subscriptions automatically renew unless canceled within 24-hours before the end of the current period *You can cancel anytime or turn off auto-renew in your iTunes account settings.

SSV is also available for bulk purchase through the Apple School Manager and Apple Business Manager programs. Please contact us at ssv@pullmanregional.org to purchase.

For more information, see our Privacy Policy & Terms of Service: https://www.speechsoundsvisualized.org/

What’s New

Version 1.96

UI enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

JohnnyRocket75Vegas ,

Useful for children with speech challenges

My 6 year-old loves this app and uses it frequently. While using it for the first time, I noticed a marked improvement in the pronunciation of his challenging speech sounds. The combination of the visual instruction with clear audible sounds and the interactive platform all make for a great tool for children. He loves this app and so do I!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! So glad your child loves it. Speech Sounds Visualized was developed primarily for older children and adults, however some younger children enjoy recording themselves, and this helps them to improve their speech. Keep it going!

FernHeidi ,

Useful but omits some phonemes

I just purchased this app. I like the fluoroscopic video of the sounds being produced. However, the number of vowels depicted are insufficient (there are about 18 vowels in English if you include the 'r'-colored vowels). They completely left out the /ɔ/, as in 'caught, bought, saw, all' and substitute /ɑ/ as in 'hot', which is probably due to the dialect of the woman who is modeling the phonemes. She most likely doesn't have the vowel /ɔ/ in her personal repertoire, so it is just omitted. However, the vowels in 'cot' vs. 'caught' are separate phonemes in Standard American and RP English! I purchased the R-sound Combinations for an extra 99 cents which includes the diphthongs with the post-vocalic 'r', but what they call the Initial R is not the consonant, rather the post-vocalic 'r' as in 'word, turn, learn, girl, fern'. They left out the retroflexed liquid /r/ as in 'red'. Overall, this is a useful app, however it is deficient in its representation of the entire phonemic inventory of Standard English dialects.

wayan yane ,

Amazing app

I really find this app very helpful. I am a PhD student majoring in Language, Literary and Technology, and the app helps me a lot with my research. I highly recommend the app for those who are English teachers and researchers focusing on English pronunciation. Thank you to the author. 👍

App Privacy

The developer, Pullman Regional Hospital, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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