You can now access the chat in two places, one is under "Connect' in the above navigation, the other place is at the bottom of any IncubusHQ page. See below
Okay now on to the chat noise. It's annoying...I know. And some of you open MULTIPLE windows and EACH window will make the chat noise. So do the below for EACH tab you have open. And remember, you also have to mute it in every private chat window that is open.