Professor Housley and his team from the University of New South Wales, used electrical pulses that are transmitted through the cochlear and cultivated in the ear to mobilize the Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) cells which are near to the specially mounted electrodes.
Then the cell will produce proteins for the repair of nerves in the ear. Cell proteins known as neurotrophins are important to the development, function, and survival of the nerve's lifespan of human organs, including the ear.
Patients who had cochlear implants are able to understand the speech of others, but not all sounds can be heard clearly. That means, the music they hear has a poor sound quality.
After doing research for five years, the team found a better way to use electric current to stimulate the nerves through the cochlear, which is in part of the ear to restore patients' hearing.
Although the increase in protein cell will only last in a few months, changes in the auditory nerve that happened before will remain due to the use of cochlear implants.
There have been no one who ever got cell treatment through cochlear implants before. Through the new method, cochlear implants will be more effective for patients with hearing problems.
In his writing, Housley was confident he would find a way of treating neurological diseases such as Parkinson's and run psychiatric treatment through therapeutic cells.