Only with nikud.
From MODERN HEBREW GRAMMAR by Lewis Glinnert:
The definite article ה
‘The’ is usually ה, pronounced ha. It is always prefixed to the noun, e.g. ‘the light’. האור (So, too, are all other one-letter words, such as בְ ‘in’ and כְ ‘as’.)
Note: Newsreaders and teachers may pronounce it as הֶ with certain words, but coming from an ordinary person this will sound pedantic.
When combining ְב and ְל with ָה the’, one has to run them together to
make בָ and לָ , thus
in the morning (not בְהַבוקר)
לַסוף to the end Not
MichaelJG7, I'm also learning, and I can hear the "La", but it is subtle. You might try returning to this page and listening some more; also, try saying it out loud both ways at the same speed as the recording. Anyway, be glad that the recording isn't one of those super-fast ones by the woman speaker!
Edit: If you have a choice of devices, see if the sound is more distinct on another one; or try with headphones.