"'I've never wanted to hear, because that's never existed in my life. I'm happy... If I'd been born into a hearing family and went to a public school, I would have probably felt much more isolated, and being deaf would have become my identity," says DiMarco, who vlogs about his DWTS experience exclusively for PEOPLE. "Since I knew my deaf identity since birth, it wasn't hard for me to be comfortable, confident and independent in a hearing world."Watch the video report below (no captions) or read the full story here.