About Us

Our team of caring professionals has years of experience helping patients like you.

Associated Hearing: Who We Are

Associated Hearing is a local, independent, and patient-oriented practice serving the hearing needs of the Metairie and Covington communities. We want you to be satisfied with your care, which is why we are committed to listening to your concerns. We pride ourselves on creating a strong patient-provider relationship based on honesty, integrity, and value. Our owner, Dr. Bode, has been helping patients hear better for over 40 years. His caring demeanor and knowledge is one of the reasons our patients return to us at Associated Hearing. He ensures that his values are reflected in the care we give to our patients. If you have hearing loss and want to experience excellent hearing care from professionals who want to help you, then call us and make an appointment today.

Our Professionals

Daniel P. Bode, Au.D., FAAA


Dr. Bode is the founder and director of Associated Hearing. He has provided quality audiologic care to thousands of individuals for more than 40 years. With years of practice experience, Dr. Bode is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of both clinical and forensic audiology. His certifications in audiology, deaf education, and speech pathology have proven useful in serving patients of all ages with hearing loss.

Dr. Bode’s unique approach to hearing care involves close, personal contact with patients at every phase of their journey to better hearing. His belief in providing “remarkable” hearing healthcare has evolved into a concierge care approach, often traveling to non-ambulatory patient’s homes to provide diagnostic testing and follow-up care.

Dr. Bode is a leader in advancing the study and work of audiologic care, and he couples this with mentorship of new audiologist fellows to develop the newest generation of healthcare providers. Other leadership interests involve the Boy Scouts of America and the American Red Cross. Dr. Bode is most proud of his three successful children and he is also blessed with four grandsons.


Dan Bode of Associated Hearing


  • B.A. – Speech Pathology/Psychology, Iona College of New York
  • M.A. – Audiology/Speech Pathology/Deaf Education, City University of New York
  • Au.D. – A.T. Still University, Arizona
  • Certified Deaf Interpreter – New York University


  • Licensed in both Louisiana and Mississippi in the practice of audiology


  • Fellow – American Academy of Audiology
  • Fellow and Board Member – Louisiana Academy of Audiology
  • Fellow – Academy of Dispensing Audiologists
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Alaina Johnson of Associated Hearing


  • B.A. – Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Au.D. – Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans


  • Licensed in Louisiana in the practice of audiology


  • Fellow – American Academy of Audiology
  • Board Member – Louisiana Academy of Audiology
  • Member – Tinnitus Practitioners Associations

Aliana W. Johnson, Au.D., FAAA


Dr. Johnson became interested in audiology after seeing several of her family members suffering with hearing loss. She wanted to help others facing the same communication difficulties improve the quality of their lives through better hearing. She provides audiological evaluations and treatment to patients at our Metairie and Covington offices, as well as professional services to many nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the Northshore area.

Dr. Johnson is dedicated to helping her patients achieve the best hearing possible with the latest advances in diagnostics and technology. She received specialized certification by the Tinnitus Practitioners Association to provide tinnitus management therapy. Dr. Johnson is also highly skilled in audiological assessment and rehabilitation for pediatric and adult populations as she enjoys seeing patients of all ages.

Dr. Johnson is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the Tinnitus Practitioners Association. She also serves as a board member for the Louisiana Academy of Audiology. Dr. Johnson is a native of New Orleans, now residing in Metairie with her husband and son. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Tyler Wagnon, HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Tyler Wagnon is a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist. Tyler earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Louisiana Tech University. While at Louisiana Tech, Tyler took a class elective in speech and hearing and instantly became interested. Speech and hearing sciences clicked with him and he changed his major to Communication Disorders.

Before joining the Associated Hearing team, Tyler operated his own hearing aid practice in Shreveport, Louisiana. When he was connected with Dr. Bode he valued his experience and insight. The way Dr. Bode operated Associated Hearing aligned with Tyler’s own view point. Now, Tyler is excited to be working with Dr. Bode and helping more people with their hearing. Tyler is in charge of hearing aid dispensing at the Metairie office. He is an expert in hearing aid technology and the different manufacturers programming software.

Tyler enjoys being able to help the people of Metairie with their hearing aid needs. He is able to provide quality service and can spend as much time as he needs with each patient, getting to know them and programming their hearing aids to their specific needs.

Tyler Wagnon of Associated Hearing


  • B.A. – Communication Disorders, Louisiana Tech University


  • Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist in Louisiana


  • Member – Louisiana State Board of Hearing Aid Dealers

Meet the Team

Staff Petie Wood

Petie Wood

Practice Director

Staff Drue Shacklock

Drue Shacklock

Covington Practice Manager

Staff Karen Zepeda

Karen Zepeda

Metairie Practice Manager

Staff Gina Joubert

Gina Joubert

Metairie Patient Relations

Staff Danielle Beebe

Danielle Beebe

Front Desk Professional

Metairie Office


433 Metairie Road, #101

Metairie, Louisiana 70005


Mon – Fri: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Covington Office


1115 South Tyler Street

Covington, Louisiana 70433


Mon – Fri: 8:00AM – 4:00PM

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