Symptoms of a Middle Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

The most common and noticeable symptom of acute otitis media, or middle ear infection, is pain in and around the ear. Other symptoms may include:

  • Fever
  • Pressure in the ear
  • Fullness in the ear
  • Drainage from the ear
  • Temporary hearing loss

Chronic or recurring ear infections may have similar symptoms that come and go.