Auditory Blending involves bringing the fragments of a word together to obtain its meaning.
It is not only noise, however, that can degrade a signal. Sometimes, the information part of the message (the figure) is dismembered. For example, what is this word:
You probably sounded it out in pieces and then pulled it together in mental closure process.
The meaning "was catapulted" into your consciousness, and the experience was relatively rewarding.
This type of auditory closure skill has a special name, "BLENDING", and it plays a major role in reading.
If a child has a processing problem in blending, trying to learn to read using the phonics approach can be very frustrating and unrewarding..