These Kirkland Signature 6.0 hearing aids use radio signals to talk to each other so that they can properly perform noise suppression, amplify sounds directionally, and coordinate the program mode they're in. In addition, they communicate with a phone (e.g. iPhone, Android) that can be used to control the volume, set the program, and adjust other parameters.
With a partner, consider the following questions:
- What features and properties justify considering these hearing aids a distributed system?
- Are they a decentralized or centralized system? Justify your answer.
- What role might latency play in their design?
Record your answers and be prepared to discuss and submit them.