Our expert says:
For similar problems than children, this is just more uncommon in adults.
1. Otitis Media with Effusion persisting for longer than 3 months.
2. Recurrent bouts of Acute Otitis Media
3. Acute Otitis Media not responding to conservative management
If the patient can hear, and there is no pain, one can generally wait a bit longer in adults to decide, as the hearing has been established.
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