Otitis media refers to infection of the middle ear cavity. Otitis media is more frequently seen in children but can occur in adults as well. Otitis media refers to fluid filling the middle ear space. This fluid can be infected, as in acute otitis media, or not. In either case this fluid will be associated with hearing loss and ear fullness. If infected, there can also be significant pain, fever, and possible ear drainage if the ear drum perforates, allowing the fluid to drain into the ear canal. Treatment depends on the correct diagnosis, patient age and symptom severity. Our experts will be happy to go through all of this with you.