Title Studio Audio or Markers

I’m making a title where some of the animation has to be timed to words in the talk track of video.

It doesn’t seem like playback inside title studio plays back audio, which is fine. Without that I have to work out some sort of time markers where my sync points are. I can do TC math, but rather have the tool do the work.

Alternatively is there a way to show markers from Avid inside the title tool? I could set Avid markers on the sync points if they became visible inside title studio.

How are others solving this workflow?