Amber Heard and Johnny Depp teamed up with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to distribute hearing aids to those in need in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated September 25, 2015 11:00 AM
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Just hours before rocking out onstage with his band Hollywood Vampires, Johnny Depp took time to help dozens of Brazilians hear music for the first time.

The actor and his wife, Amber Heard, partnered with the Starkey Hearing Foundation on Thursday to help distribute hundreds of hearing aids to those in need before performing at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro.

Depp’s band, which also features Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, announced their involvement with the charity initiative just last month, reported Rolling Stone.

Heard, arm-in-arm with a recipient, teared up while watching the Black Mass star help fit Brazilians with their new aids.

The actress also joined in, holding a child’s hand while Depp put the device on her ear.

The Starkey Hearing Foundation fits more than 100,000 hearing aids a year to children and adults in need, according to the charity’s website.

Later on Thursday night, Depp and the band performed for a packed crowd on the main Rock in Rio stage.

The benefit concert, which is in its second and final weekend, also featured performances by System of a Down and Queens of the Stone Age on Thursday. Rihanna and Katy Perry will close out Rock in Rio’s final days on Saturday and Sunday.

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